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King of France (1328-1350). The first Valois king, his reign was dominated by the Hundred Years' War.
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(Biography) 1293–1350, first Valois king of France (1328–50). Edward III of England claimed his throne, which with other disputes led to the beginning of the Hundred Years' War (1337)
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