Charles IX


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Charles IX

1550-1574.
King of France (1560-1574). His mother, Catherine de Médicis, controlled most of his decisions and persuaded him to order the massacre of French Protestants on Saint Bartholomew's Day in 1572.

Charles IX

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(Biography) 1550–74, king of France (1560–74), son of Catherine de' Medici and Henry II: his reign was marked by war between Huguenots and Catholics
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Noun1.Charles IX - King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)Charles IX - King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)
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Bartholomew was due to Charles IX's stomach being deranged.
Bartholomew was not due to Charles IX's will, though he gave the order for it and thought it was done as a result of that order; and strange as it may seem to suppose that the slaughter of eighty thousand men at Borodino was not due to Napoleon's will, though he ordered the commencement and conduct of the battle and thought it was done because he ordered it; strange as these suppositions appear, yet human dignity- which tells me that each of us is, if not more at least not less a man than the great Napoleon- demands the acceptance of that solution of the question, and historic investigation abundantly confirms it.
The preferment of his house reached as far back as the time of Charles IX.; from whose reign dated, as we know, fancy in bravery difficult enough to gratify.
If there are any Valois, they descend from Charles de Valois, Duc d'Angouleme, son of Charles IX. and Marie Touchet, the male line from whom ended, until proof to the contrary be produced, in the person of the Abbe de Rothelin.
"Well," said he, "I will ask you the same question which Charles IX. put to Catherine de Medicis, after the massacre of Saint Bartholomew, `How have I played my little part?'"
Police later issued a statement saying 'everything suggests' that the regalia have been found, adding that 'police were working intensely to confirm this 100 per cent.' The man on trial, Nicklas Backstrom, is charged with stealing a gold funeral crown, an orb made for King Charles IX (1550-1611), and a crystal-studded gold crown made for Charles' second wife, Kristina the Elder.
Local news channel Aftonbladet reported the thieves stole two crowns and an orb, adorned with gold, precious stones and pearls that come from the funeral regalia of Charles IX and Kristina the Elder, dating back to the early 1600s.
One crown was that of King Charles IX, the other was his wife Queen Christina's.
The introduction does not discuss developments that took place in these later periods after the 1540s, nor explain why 1570, rather than the end of Charles IX's reign, forms the latter bookend.
Meme la mort brutale de Charles IX, le souverain dedicataire et heros mythifie de l'oeuvre, survenue fin mai 1574, n'a guere empeche poetes, orateurs et organisateurs de fetes publiques de faire bon usage des quatre livres d'hendecasyllabes imprimes sur les presses parisiennes de Gabriel Buon dans les jours qui suivirent la Saint-Barthelemy.
When King Charles IX of France made a royal visit to Orleans in 1569, Besson presented to the king a draft of his new treatise, which was to become the Theatrum Instrumentorum.
When his brother Charles IX died in 1574, Henry III fled Poland incognito to claim his French crown.