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Charles V, King of France
  Category:   French King
 
  Born:   21 Jan 1338  at  Vincennes, France  
 
  Died:   16 Sep 1380  

Overview:   Years ruled: 1364 - 1380
Son of: John II
Children: Charles VI
 
Biography:   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.



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