Charles X


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Charles X

1757-1836.
King of France (1824-1830) who dissolved the Chamber of Deputies, restricted freedom of the press, and launched an invasion of Algeria (1830). He abdicated as a result of the July Revolution of 1830 and went into exile.

Charles X

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1. (Biography) title of Charles Gustavus. 1622–60, king of Sweden, who warred with Poland and Denmark in an attempt to create a unified Baltic state
2. (Biography) 1757–1836, king of France (1824–30): his attempt to restore absolutism led to his enforced exile
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He was the first to paint a black cap on Charles X.'s head on the five- franc coins.
Raising the anagram to the height of a science, he declared that the destiny of every man was written in the words or phrase given by the transposition of the letters of his names and titles; and his patriotism struggled hard to suppress the fact--signal evidence for his theory--that in Horatio Nelson, "honor est a Nilo." Ever since the accession of Charles X., he had bestowed much thought on the king's anagram.
The strategy ended in disaster, with Charles X's forced abdication in 1830 and the end of the Bourbon monarchy.
Nearly 350 years later, a new French king, Charles X, received his own giraffe from an Egyptian tomb robber and antiques dealer who was also seeking to gain influence.
By 1827, Charles X had been on the throne for three years and his style of government derived from a firm belief in the principles of royal power, the Catholic Church and the rights of the nobility.