Charles V

Years ruled: 1364 - 1380
Son of: John II
Children: Charles VI Charles V became the first French heir to use the title dauphin after the region of Dauphine was purchased by the French crown. During the war, Charles' army was lead by the very capable Bertrand du Guesclin who not only battled the English but also successfully defeated the forces of the King of Navarre. Charles was considered a patron of the arts and he worked on restoring and enhancing the Louvre. He also supported Pope Clement VII against Pope Urban VI which was a major factor in leading to the Great Schism.

Birth Location: 
Vincennes, France
Birth Date: 
1/21/1338
Death Date: 
9/16/1380