1295 - 1328 (33 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.
||Charles de France |
||IV, "Le Bel" |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||9 Oct 2002 |
- King of France (1322-1328).
Charles IV, the third and last surviving son of Philip the Fair, succeeded his brother, Philip V the Long, who had died without leaving a male heir. He was faced with a new rebellion in Flanders in 1323; it ended with the Treaty of Arques (1326). The situation with England again became tense and Charles IV confiscated Guyenne which his uncle, Charles de Valois, conquered in 1324. After the death of Edward II of England in 1327, part of the territory was handed back to his successor, Edward m. In domestic policies, the king continued to reorganise the justice system and finances. His reign was also marked by the problem of his succession. After repudiating his first wife, Blanche of Burgundy, who had been accused of adultery, he married a second time, with Mary of Luxembourg (1322) who died in childbirth in 1324 without leaving him any living child. His third wife, Jeanne of Evreux, gave him only daughters. Charles IV's early death in 1328 left the throne with no direct heir for the first time since the days of Hugh Capet. He was, therefore, the last member of the direct Capetian line and the crown passed to his cousin, Philip VI de Valois.