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Charles I of Anjou CAPET
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Charles I of Anjou CAPET

  • Born: Mar 1227
  • Marriage: Beatrice of Provence Berenger in 1246
  • Died: 7 Jan 1285 at age 57
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Born: Mar 1227
Marriage: Beatrice of Provence Berenger in 1246
Died: 7 Jan 1285 at age 57
General Notes:
Charles I, king of Naples and Sicily (Charles of Anjou), 1227–85, king of Naples and Sicily (1266–85), count of Anjou and Provence, youngest brother of King Louis IX of France. He took part in Louis’s crusades to Egypt (1248) and Tunisia (1270). After obtaining Provence by marriage (1246), he extended his influence into Piedmont. He became senator of Rome (1263, 1265–78) and undertook to champion the papal cause against Manfred in the kingdom of Naples and Sicily. In reward, he was crowned king (1266) by Pope Clement IV. Charles defeated (1266) Manfred at Benevento and defeated and executed Conradin in 1268. As leader of the Guelphs, or papal faction, he gained political hegemony in Italy and won suzerainty over several cities in Tuscany, Piedmont, and Lombardy, but his overbearing policies led to a cooling of his relations with the papacy. Planning to establish his own empire, he allied himself with the deposed Byzantine emperor, Baldwin II, against Michael VIII and fought for years in the Balkans. Corfu, Epirus, and Albania were taken, but the crushing taxes necessitated by his wars and his appointment of oppressive French officials to exact them led to the Sicilian Vespers (1282). The ensuing war against the Sicilian rebels and Peter III of Aragn, chosen by the rebels as king of Sicily, continued under Charles’s son and successor, Charles II. Charles I was the founder of the first Angevin dynasty in Naples. 56 <../Sources.htm>
Noted events in his life were:
• Acceded: Count of Provence, Duke of Anjou, 1246.
• Acceded: King of Naples, 1265.
• Acceded: King of Sicily, 1266.
• Abdicated: King of Sicily, 1282.
Charles married Beatrice of Provence Berenger, daughter of Raymond V of Provence Berenger and Beatrice de Savoie, in 1246. (Beatrice of Provence Berenger was born in 1234, died circa Jul 1267 in Nocera, , , Italy and was buried in Roque-Pymont.)


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Charles married Beatrice of Provence Berenger, daughter of Raymond V of Provence Berenger and Beatrice de Savoie, in 1246. (Beatrice of Provence Berenger was born in 1234, died about Jul 1267 in Nocera, , , Italy and was buried in Roque-Pymont.)


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