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Va·lois 1(văl′wä, väl-wä′)
A French ruling dynasty (1328-1589) that succeeded the Capetian line when Philip VI ascended to the throne.
Va·lois 2(văl′wä′, väl-wä′)
A historical region and former duchy of northern France. A county from the 10th to the 12th century, it was an appanage of the royal house of Valois after 1285.
(Placename) a historic region and former duchy of N France
(Biography) a royal house of France, ruling from 1328 to 1589
(Biography) See de Valois
1. a member of a ruling family of France that reigned 1328–1589.
2. a medieval county and duchy in N France.
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|Noun||1.||Valois - French royal house from 1328 to 1589|
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Henry II - king of France from 1547 to 1559; regained Calais from the English; husband of Catherine de Medicis and father of Charles IX (1519-1559)
Henry III - son of Henry II of France and the last Valois to be king of France (1551-1589)