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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.
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(French valwa)
(Placename) a historic region and former duchy of N France


(French valwa)
(Biography) a royal house of France, ruling from 1328 to 1589


(Biography) See de Valois
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Valois - French royal house from 1328 to 1589Valois - 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)
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The affair culminated in the sensational trial of 1786 that revealed the elaborate plan of Jeanne de La Motte, who, having felt "cheated" from her distant ties to the royal House of Valois, sought retribution through fraud and deception.