Biography of Charles "Victorious" VII King France 1403-1461

Paternal Family Tree: Capet

Maternal Family Tree: Tomasina Morosini

1419 Murder of John the Fearless

1420 Treaty of Troyes

1421 Battle of Baugé

1422 Death of Charles VI

1429 Joan of Arc meets Charles VII at Chinon

1429 Joan of Arc and Charles VII meet at Loches

1429 Coronation of Charles VII of France

On 16 Sep 1380 [his grandfather] King Charles V of France (age 42) died. His son [his father] Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France (age 11) succeeded VI King France: Capet Valois.

On 17 Jul 1385 [his father] Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France (age 16) and [his mother] Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France (age 15) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. She the daughter of Stephen "Magnificient Fop" Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria (age 48) and Taddea Visconti Duchess Bavaria. He the son of King Charles V of France and Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France. They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.

On 22 Feb 1403 Charles "Victorious" VII King France was born to Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France (age 34) and Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France (age 33).

Murder of John the Fearless

On 10 Sep 1419 Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 16) and John "Fearless" Valois Duke Burgundy (age 48) met on the bridge at Montereau to progress their peace negotiations. During the course of the discussions John "Fearless" Valois Duke Burgundy (age 48) was assassinated. His son Philip "Good" Valois III Duke Burgundy (age 23) succeeded III Duke Burgundy. [his sister] Michelle Valois Duchess Burgundy (age 24) by marriage Duchess Burgundy.

Treaty of Troyes

On 21 May 1420 the Treaty of Troyes was signed at Troyes. Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (age 43) and Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell (age 17) negotiated the terms which included the marriage of Henry V (age 33) and [his sister] Catherine of Valois (age 18), daughter of [his father] Charles VI (age 51), and the acknowledgement of King Henry V of England (age 33) as Charles V's (age 51) heir disinheriting the Dauphin (age 17).

Battle of Baugé

On 22 Mar 1421 the Dauphin's (age 18) French army and a Scottish army heavily defeated the English army at the Battle of Baugé. On the French side Étienne Vignolles "La Hire" fought. On the Scottish side John Stewart 2nd Earl Buchan (age 40) and John Stewart of Darnley 1st Count Évreux (age 41) fought. William Douglas (age 37) was killed.

On the English side John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset (age 18), Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (age 44), Thomas Beaufort Count Perche (age 16) and John Holland 2nd Duke Exeter (age 26) were captured. John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset (age 18) would be captive for the next seventeen years. Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (age 44) was released in 1422. Thomas Beaufort Count Perche (age 16) was released around 1427 in a prisoner exchange.

Thomas Lancaster 1st Duke of Clarence (age 32) was killed in battle. Duke Clarence extinct.

John Lumley (age 38) was killed in battle.

John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) was killed in battle. His brother Thomas Ros 8th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 13) succeeded 8th Baron Ros Helmsley.

William Ros (age 24), and Gilbert V Umfraville were killed.

John Grey 1st Earl Tankerville (age 37) was killed in battle. His son Henry Grey 2nd Earl Tankerville (age 3) succeeded 2nd Earl Tankerville.

William Douglas 1st Lord Drumlanrig was present.

On 22 Apr 1422 Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 19) and Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 17) were married. She the daughter of King Louis of Naples and Yolanda Barcelona Queen Consort Naples. He the son of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France (age 53) and Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France (age 52). They were second cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Death of Charles VI

On 21 Oct 1422 [his father] Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France (age 53) died at Hôtel Saint Pol [Map]. The succession of the French throne was disputed between:

King Henry VI  succeeded II King France: Lancaster

Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 19) succeeded VII King France: Capet Valois. [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 18) by marriage Queen Consort France.

On 03 Jul 1423 [his son] Louis "Father of the People" XI King France was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 20) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 18). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 14 Mar 1424 Archibald Douglas 1st Duke Touraine (age 52) arrived at La Rochelle with an army following a request from Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 21) for aid.

On 29 Apr 1424 Archibald Douglas 1st Duke Touraine (age 52) was created 1st Duke Touraine by Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 21); he was the first non-Frenchman to be appiinted Duke in France. Charles had also appointed him Lieutenant General in the waging of war in the Kingdom of France. Margaret Stewart Duchess Touraine by marriage Duchess Touraine.

On 19 Sep 1426 [his son] John Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 23) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 21). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 19 Sep 1426 [his son] John Valois died.

After 29 Aug 1428 [his daughter] Radegonde Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 25) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 23). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

After 29 Aug 1428 [his daughter] Catherine Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 25) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 23). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

1429 Joan of Arc meets Charles VII at Chinon

On 08 Mar 1429 Joan of Arc (age 17) met with Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 26) at Chinon Castle [Map]. Their first meeting.

Joan of Arc and Charles VII meet at Loches

On 11 May 1429 following her success at Orléans Joan of Arc (age 17) met Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 26) at the Royal Lodge at Loches where she persuaded him to be crowned at Reims Cathedral.

Coronation of Charles VII of France

On 17 Jul 1429 Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 26) was crowned at Reims Cathedral by Cardinal Regnault de Chartres (age 49) with Joan of Arc (age 17) present.

Guy 14th de Laval Count (age 23), who was present, was created Count Laval.

In 1432 [his son] James Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 28) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 27). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 23 Sep 1434 [his daughter] Yolande Valois Duchess Savoy was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 31) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 29). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 04 May 1435 [his daughter] Joan Valois Duchess Bourbon was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 32) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 30). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 24 Sep 1435 [his mother] Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France (age 65) died.

On 04 Feb 1436 [his son] Philip Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 32) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 31). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 11 Jun 1436 [his son] Philip Valois died.

On 25 Jun 1436 [his son] Louis "Father of the People" XI King France (age 12) and [his daughter-in-law] Margaret Stewart Dauphine of France (age 11) were married at Tours Castle. They had met the day before. She by marriage Dauphin. She the daughter of King James I of Scotland (age 41) and Joan Beaufort Queen Consort Scotland (age 32). He the son of Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 33) and Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 31). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 02 Mar 1437 [his son] James Valois (age 5) died.

In May 1437 [his daughter] Margaret Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 34) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 32). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 24 Jul 1438 [his daughter] Margaret Valois (age 1) died.

On 07 Sep 1438 [his daughter] Marie Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 35) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 33). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 07 Sep 1438 [his daughter] Joanna Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 35) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 33). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 14 Feb 1439 [his daughter] Marie Valois died.

On 19 May 1440 [his son-in-law] Charles "Bold" Valois Duke Burgundy (age 6) and [his daughter] Catherine Valois (age 11) were married. She the daughter of Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 37) and Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 35). He the son of Philip "Good" Valois III Duke Burgundy (age 43) and Isabella Aviz Duchess Burgundy (age 43). They were third cousins. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

In 1441 [his daughter] Isabella Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 37) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 36). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

Around 1441 [his daughter] Isabella Valois died.

On 01 Dec 1443 [his daughter] Magdalena Valois Countess Foix was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 40) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 39). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 19 Mar 1444 [his daughter] Radegonde Valois (age 15) died.

In 1446 [his illegitimate daughter] Charlotte was born illegitimately to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 42) and Agnès Sorel (age 24).

On 13 Sep 1446 [his daughter] Catherine Valois (age 18) died.

On 12 Dec 1446 [his son] Charles Valois was born to Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 43) and [his wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 42). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.89%.

On 26 Dec 1446 [his daughter] Joanna Valois (age 8) died.

In 1447 [his son-in-law] John Bourbon II Duke Bourbon (age 21) and [his daughter] Joan Valois Duchess Bourbon (age 11) were married. She by marriage Duchess Bourbon. She the daughter of Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 43) and Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 42). He the son of Charles Bourbon I Duke Bourbon (age 46) and Agnes Valois Duchess Bourbon (age 42). They were third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In 1451 [his son] Louis "Father of the People" XI King France (age 27) and [his daughter-in-law] Charlotte Savoy Queen Consort France (age 9) were married. She the daughter of Louis Savoy I Count Savoy (age 37) and Anne Cyprus Countess Savoy (age 32). He the son of Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 47) and Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 46). They were second cousin once removed. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 07 Mar 1461 [his son-in-law] Gaston V Count Foix (age 18) and [his daughter] Magdalena Valois Countess Foix (age 17) were married. She by marriage Countess Foix. She the daughter of Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 58) and Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 56). He the son of Gaston IV Count Foix (age 38) and Eleanor Trastámara Queen Consort Navarre (age 35). They were third cousin once removed.

On 22 Jul 1461 Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 58) died. His son [his son] Louis "Father of the People" XI King France (age 38) succeeded XI King France: Capet Valois. [his daughter-in-law] Charlotte Savoy Queen Consort France (age 19) by marriage Queen Consort of France.

On 29 Nov 1463 [his former wife] Marie Valois Anjou Queen Consort France (age 59) died.

In 1482 Charles "Victorious" VII King France engaged Margaret Habsburg Princess Asturias (age 2).

John Stewart of Darnley 1st Count Évreux 1380 1429 Arms. Capet Arms within a bordure gules charged with eight buckles or. Awarded in 1427 by King Charles VII of France. Source.

Charles "Victorious" VII King France 1403-1461 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

King John "The Good" II of France 1319-1364

Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 1315-1349

Royal Ancestors of Charles "Victorious" VII King France 1403-1461

Kings Wessex: Great x 12 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings England: Great x 5 Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 7 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Son of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France

Royal Descendants of Charles "Victorious" VII King France 1403-1461

Louis "Father of the People" XI King France x 1

Francis I King Navarre x 1

Catherine Grailly I Queen Navarre x 1

Ancestors of Charles "Victorious" VII King France 1403-1461

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles II King Naples 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Valois 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary of Hungary Queen Consort Naples

Great x 1 Grandfather: King John "The Good" II of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hugh IV Duke Burgundy 4 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert II Duke Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Yolande Capet Duchess Burgundy

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Louis IX of France Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Agnes Capet Duchess Burgundy 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandFather: King Charles V of France 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Luxemburg VI Count Luxemburg 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Luxemburg VII Holy Roman Emperor 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Beatrice Avesnes Countess Luxemburg 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: King John I of Bohemia 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John I Brabant

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Brabant Countess Luxemburg and Namur

Great x 1 Grandmother: Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ottokar "Iron King" II King Bohemia

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Kunigunda Rostislavna Přemyslovna

Great x 2 Grandmother: Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia

Great x 4 Grandfather: Rudolph I King Romans

Great x 3 Grandmother: Queen Judith of Bohemia and Poland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Gertrude Hohenburg

Father: Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Louis IX of France Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Bourbon 1st Count Clermont 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Louis Bourbon I Duke Bourbon 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Burgundy Count Charolais 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Beatrice Burgundy 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Hainault I Count Hainault 4 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Hainault II Count Hainault II Count Holland 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Adelaide Gerulfing Countess Hainault 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Mary Hainault Duchess Bourbon 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Philippa Luxemburg Countess Hainault and Holland 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret of Bar Countess Luxemburg and Namur 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

GrandMother: Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Louis IX of France Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: James I King Aragon

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabella Barcelona Queen Consort France

Great x 4 Grandmother: Violant Árpád Queen Consort Aragon

Great x 1 Grandmother: Isabella Valois Duchess Bourbon 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Guy Chatillon III Count Saint Pol 4 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Guy Chatillon IV Count Saint Pol 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Matilda Reginar Countess Saint Pol 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Mahaut Chatillon Countess Valois Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Capet II Duke Brittany 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Marie Capet Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Beatrice Plantagenet Daughter of King Henry III of England

Charles "Victorious" VII King France 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis "Strict" Wittelsbach II Duke Upper Bavaria 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Agnes Welf Duchess Bavaria Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Rudolph I King Romans

Great x 3 Grandmother: Matilda Habsburg Duchess Bavaria

Great x 4 Grandmother: Gertrude Hohenburg

Great x 1 Grandfather: Stephen Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Beatrix Świdnica Holy Roman Empress

GrandFather: Stephen "Magnificient Fop" Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: James I King Aragon

Great x 3 Grandfather: Peter III King Aragon

Great x 4 Grandmother: Violant Árpád Queen Consort Aragon

Great x 2 Grandfather: Frederick III King Sicily

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elisabeth Barcelona Duchess Bavaria 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Charles Capet of Sicily Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles II King Naples 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Eleanor Capet 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Stephen V of Hungary

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mary of Hungary Queen Consort Naples

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Cuman

Mother: Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Pope Gregory X

Great x 3 Grandfather: Matteo I Visconti

Great x 2 Grandfather: Stephano Visconti

Great x 4 Grandfather: Squarcino Borri

Great x 3 Grandmother: Bonacossa Borri

Great x 1 Grandfather: Bernabò Visconti

Great x 2 Grandmother: Valentina Doria

GrandMother: Taddea Visconti Duchess Bavaria

Great x 2 Grandfather: Mastino II della Scala

Great x 1 Grandmother: Beatrice Regina della Scala

Great x 3 Grandfather: Jacopo I da Carrara

Great x 2 Grandmother: Taddea da Carrara

Great x 4 Grandfather: Pietro Gradenigo

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anna Gradenigo

Great x 4 Grandmother: Tomasina Morosini