1338 - 1380 (42 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Charles Capet |
||V, 'le Sage' |
||Nogent-Sur-Marne, Val-de Marne, France
||19 Mar 2010 |
||Jeanne de Bourbon, b. 3 Feb 1339, Vincennes, Fr , d. 6 Feb 1378, Parijs (Age 39 years) |
| ||1. Jeanne Capet, b. 1357, d. 1360 (Age 3 years)|
| ||2. Bonne Capet, d. 1360|
| ||3. Jeanne Capet, b. 1366, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||4. Roy Charles Capet, VI, 'the Mad', b. 1368, d. 1422 (Age 54 years)|
| ||5. Marie Capet, b. 1370, d. 1377 (Age 7 years)|
| ||6. Louis Capet, b. 13 Mar 1372, Parijs , d. 23 Jan 1407, Parijs (Age 34 years)|
| ||7. Isabelle Capet, b. 1373, d. 1377 (Age 4 years)|
| ||8. Catherine Capet, b. 1377, d. 1388 (Age 11 years)|
||19 Mar 2010 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- King of France (1364-1380).
Charles, the eldest son of John II the Good and Bonne of Luxembourg, was faced, at the age of eighteen, with his father's imprisonment in England (1356-1360) and found himself faced with the worst possible difficulties while acting as Regent. The States General were attempting to gain control of the monarchy, Etienne Marcel had fomented rebellion in Paris, there were threats from the King of Navarre, Charles the Bad, who coveted the crown and there was a peasants' revolt in the Beauvais area (the "Jacquerie" revolt). Having succeeded in overcoming domestic problems in 1358, Charles then had to withstand a new invasion by the English, to which he put an end by signing the Treaty of Calais in 1360. This laid down the conditions under which his father would be released. John the Good's return to London and subsequent death in 1364 took Charles V to the throne of France. With the assistance of a great warlord, Du Guesclin, he defeated Charles the Bad in Cocherel (1364), put an end to the war of succession in Brittany through the Treaty of Guerande (1365) and partly rid his kingdom of the groups of armed bandits who were pillaging it (1366). In 1369, war against the English broke out again after the confiscation of Guyenne by King Charles V. It was a war waged without any major battles, a conflict designed to wear down the other side, and one by one the King of France succeeded in reconquering each of the Englishheld territories (Rouergue, Quercy and Perigord in ] 369, Limousin and Poitou in 1372, Aunis and Saintonge in 1373). By 1375, the only English possessions remaining in France were Guyenne and Calais. The accession of a new king to the throne of England in 1377, in the person of Richard II, led to a further outbreak of hostilities in 1379-1380. Charles V's domestic policy aimed at re-establishing royal authority which had suffered badly during his father's reign. In particular, he reorganised the army, forming it into "companies" (ordinances of 1373-1374), and the financial system, obtaining the funding he required for war by means of extraordinary taxes which, later, became permanent. Finally, he was a well-educated, literate king who enjoyed the company of educated men and a king-builder who commissioned work on the Louvre, Bastille, Hotel Saint-Pol and the new town walls in Paris. When he died in 1380, his son, Charles VI, succeeded him.