Charles III de Valois
- Born: 12 May 1270, Fontainebleau, France
- Marriage: Margaret of Anjou on 16 Aug 1290
- Died: 15 Dec 1325 at age 55
Born: 12 Mar 1270, Fontainebleau, France
Marriage: (1): Margaret of Anjou on 16 Aug 1290
Marriage: (2): Katherina de Courtenay on 8 Feb 1301 in St. Cloud, Ile de France, France
Marriage: (3): Matilda de Châtillon in Jun 1308
Died: 15 Dec 1325 at age 55
Buried: Paris, France
Valois Dynasty: The royal house of France from 1328 to 1589, ruling the nation from the end of the feudal period into the early modern age. The Valois kings continued the work of unifying France and centralizing royal power begun under their predecessors, the Capetian dynasty.The House of Valois was a branch of the Capetian family, for it was descended from Charles of Valois, whose Capetian father, King Philip III, awarded him the county of Valois in 1285. Charles's son and successor, Philip, count of Valois, became king of France as Philip VI in 1328, and thus began the Valois dynasty. The house subsequently had three lines: (1) the direct line, beginning with Philip VI, which reigned from 1328 to 1498; (2) the Valois-Orléans branch, which consisted of one member, Louis XII (reigned 1498-1515), son of Charles, duc d'Orléans, a descendant of King Charles V; and (3) the Valois-Angoulême branch, beginning with Francis I, son of Charles, count of Angoulême, another descendant of Charles V; it reigned from 1515 to 1574 and was succeeded by the Bourbon dynasty, another branch of the Capetians.
Noted events in his life were:
â€¢ Acceded: Count de Valois, 1290.
Charles married Margaret of Anjou, daughter of Charles II the lame of Naples and Mary of Hungary, on 16 Aug 1290. (Margaret of Anjou died on 31 Dec 1299.)
Charles next married Matilda de Châtillon in Jun 1308.
Charles married Margaret of Anjou, daughter of Charles II the Lame of Naples and Mary of Hungary, on 16 Aug 1290. (Margaret of Anjou died on 31 Dec 1299.)