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  Charles I of Sicily - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles sailed with the rest of the Crusaders from Aigues-Mortes in 1248, and fought gallantly at Damietta and during the fighting around Mansourah.
Charles' wife Beatrice died on September 23, 1267, and he immediately sought a new marriage to Margaret, daughter of Bela IV of Hungary.
Charles of Salerno sent a newly raised Provençal fleet to the relief of Malta; but it was caught by the main Aragonese fleet under Roger of Lauria and destroyed in the Battle of Malta.
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 Charles I of Sicily - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles I (March 1227 (or 1226) - January 7, 1285) was the posthumous (or born ten months before father's death: sources suggest two possible birth years) son of King Louis VIII of France by Blanche of Castile.
In 1266 Charles was invested by Pope Clement IV with the kingship of Naples and Sicily, in return for expelling Manfred, son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II.
This was cemented by dynastic marriages: In 1270, Charles's heir Charles married Stephen's daughter, and Charles's daughter Elisabeth was betrothed to Stephen's only son and heir, the future Ladislaus IV of Hungary, whom she married in 1272 soon after Stephen's death.
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 ANJOU - LoveToKnow Article on ANJOU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From the outset of the reign of Charles the Bald, the integrity of Anjou was seriously menaced by a two-fold danger: from Brittany and from Normandy.
Charles I. of Anjou, engrossed with his other dominions, gave little thought to Anjou, nor did his son Charles IL the Lame, who succeeded him on the 7th of January 1285.
On the i6th of December 1325, Charles died, leaving Anjou to his eldest son Philip of Valois, on whose recognition as king of France (Philip VI.) on the ist of April 1328, the countship of Anjou was again united to the crown.
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 Anjou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The title of count of Anjou was held by two distinct dynasties each known as Angevins (angevin is the adjective from the same root as Anjou): the first, known from the 12th century also as Plantagenets, came to rule England and much of western France, but lost Anjou itself to the French crown in 1206.
The title of count of Anjou was revived by king Louis IX in 1246 for his younger brother Charles, later king of Naples and Sicily.
The last duke of the line (Charles IV of Anjou) died in 1481, and Anjou reverted to the French crown (Louis XI of France).
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 Charles VII, King of France (1403-1461)
Charles was betrothed to Marie d'Anjou, daughter of Louis II, duc d'Anjou and Yolande d'Aragón.
Charles is taken to Provence with the Angevin household, associating himself closely with Yolande and her children.
The terms called for Henry V of England to marry Charles VI's daughter, Catherine, to be Regent of France until the death of Charles VI, and to be king of France afterwards.
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 NOMENOE OF BRITTANY - LoveToKnow Article on NOMENOE OF BRITTANY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 849 Nomenoe attacked the Prankish county of Anjou.
Charles retaliated by establishing a garrison at Rennes; but Nomenoe seized Rennes, Nantes and, finally, the whole of Upper Brittany, and ravaged Maine.
In 851 he seized Anjou and invaded Beauce; but he died suddenly, leaving as his successor his son Erispoe.
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 AllRefer.com - Charles I, king of Naples and Sicily (Italian History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Charles I (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.
Charles defeated (1266) Manfred at Benevento and defeated and executed Conradin in 1268.
Charles I was the founder of the first Angevin dynasty in Naples.
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It was only in the fifteenth century, during the excitement aroused by the passing of Charles VIII (Nov., 1494), that the expression "Sicilian Vespers" and the legend of the Easter bells calling the insurgents to arms seem to have originated.
Charles of Anjou, Count of Provence and brother of St. Louis, had received from Urban IV the crown of the Two Sicilies which had been taken from the Hohenstaufens.
It was only when Charles of Anjou appeared before Messina with all his troops that the Sicilian nobles called to their aid King Pedro III of Aragon, and the other towns only approved this action when it seemed to them impossible to resist Charles of Anjou.
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 The Angevin Dynasties
Anjou is a historical and cultural region encompassing, today the western French département of Maine-et-Loire and coextensive with the former 'ancient' political province of Anjou.
Charles I of Anjou (with the Pope's invitation) conquered Naples and Sicily in the 1260s by defeating the last Hohenstaufen at Battles of Benevento (1266) and Tagliacozzo (1268).
Charles I of Anjou was overthrown in Sicily by the Argonese during a local uprising known as the 'Sicilian Vespers' in 1282.
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 Pope Martin IV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He served as a legate for Urban VI and also for his successor Clement IV in the negotiations for the assumption of the crown of Sicily by Charles of Anjou, with whom he became deeply politically entwined.
Six months after the death of Pope Nicholas III in 1280, Charles of Anjou intervened in the papal conclave at Viterbo by imprisoning two influential Italian cardinals, on the grounds that they were interfering with the election.
In 1282, Charles was overthrown in the violent massacre known as the Sicilian Vespers.
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By throwing off the rule of Charles of Anjou and taking Pedro III of Aragon as their king without the consent and approval of the pope, the Sicilians had practically denied his suzerainty over Sicily.
Pope Martin demanded unconditional submission to Charles of Anjou and the Apostolic See and, when this was refused, put Sicily and Pedro III under the ban, deprived Pedro of the Kingdom of Aragon, and gave it to Charles of Valois, the son of King Philip III of France.
Charles of Salerno, the lawful King of Sicily, who was still held captive by the Sicilians, finally grew tired of his long captivity and signed a contract on 27 February, 1287, in which he renounced his claims to the Kingdom of Sicily in favour of James of Aragon and his heirs.
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 BREZE - LoveToKnow Article on BREZE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He was knighted by Charles of Anjou in 1434, and presently entered the royal council.
In the next year he became chamberlain to Charles VII., and gained the chief power in the state through the influence of Agnes Sorel, superseding his early allies Richmond and Charles of Anjou.
His most dangerous opponent was the dauphin Louis, who in 1448 brought against him accusations which led to a formal trial resulting in a complete exoneration of Brz and his restoration to favor.
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 Charles I of Sicily - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles I (March 1227 - January 7, 1285) was the posthumous son of king Louis VIII of France, created count of Anjou by his elder brother king Louis IX in 1246, thus founding the second Angevin dynasty.
Manfred's defeat and death in battle were followed (1268) by the defeat and execution of his nephew Conradin, but in 1282 Sicily rose against French officialdom and taxes intended to finance Charles's struggle to restore the Latin Empire at Constantinople.
The island was taken by king Peter III of Aragón, who became also Peter I of Sicily, but Charles remained in possession of mainland Naples until his death, acquiring in addition the now empty title of king of Jerusalem in 1277.
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 Anjou   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles II of Naples gave Anjou as dowry to his daughter Margaret when she married Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France.
Margaret of Anjou - Margaret of Anjou, 1430?–1482, queen consort of King Henry VI of England, daughter of...
Charles I, king of Naples and Sicily - Charles I (Charles of Anjou), 1227–85, king of Naples and Sicily (1266–85), count of...
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 27TH GENERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles II of ANJOU was born in 1250 in Anjou (aka Charles The Lame).
Charles MARTEL was born about 1270 in Anjou?.
She was born in Naples - dtr of Charles II of Anjou.
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 Charles I on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
(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.
The ensuing war against the Sicilian rebels and Peter III of Aragón, chosen by the rebels as king of Sicily, continued under Charles's son and successor, Charles II.
Prince Charles, center, poses with his sons, Prince Harry, left, and Prince William during their annual ski trip to Klosters, Switzerland, on March 31, 2005.
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 Europe's 13th-Century Progress by Sanderson Beck
Charles urged his brother Louis to go to Tunis in order to protect Sicily, and Louis had supported the Sicilian expedition as a preparation for a crusade; but Louis probably agreed on Tunis because the king there had indicated a desire to convert to Christianity.
Sverker II, son of the Goth Charles, was king of Sweden from 1196 to 1210 according to a compact made between the Swedes and the Goths.
Charles Martel of Anjou had invaded Croatia in 1290 and was crowned by a papal legate; but he died in 1295.
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By this treaty St. Louis gave Henry III all the fiefs and domains belonging to the King of France in the Dioceses of Limoges, Cahors, and Périgueux; and in the event of Alphonsus of Poitiers dying without issue, Saintonge and Agenais would escheat to Henry III.
The Gallicans of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries often made use of this measure against the Holy See; the truth is that it was a forgery fabricated in the fourteenth century by juris-consults desirous of giving to the Pragmatic Sanction of Charles VII a precedent worthy of respect.
The king hoped, doubtless, that the possession of Sicily by Charles of Anjou would be advantageous to the crusade.
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 counts of Anjou: French feudal coins
Charles the Bald gave one of these to Robert the Strong, who was succeeded as count by Eudes, subsequent king of France after 887.
It is between Anjou and Burgundy and I don't know yet which had the greater influence, hence it tentative placement with coins of Anjou.
These Charles' had their primary interests in Italy, and the Anjou title went to the house of Valois, where it was held by Charles de Valois.
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 Brunetto Latino, Dante Alighier. Brown Ink, Red Blood: Brunetto Latino and the Sicilian Vespers
Then, on January 6, Charles and his wife, Beatrice, the daughter of Raymond Berengar of Provence, were crowned King and Queen of Sicily and Apulia by the Pope in the Vatican.
Charles, as if to gain a sense of identity, was diametrically opposed in character to his brother, St. Louis IX of France.
In the Latin diplomatic documents it is clear that the Sicilian Vespers revolt against Charles of Anjou was not spontaneous but deliberately planned, was not a revolution by oppressed subjects against a king, but instigated with care by popes and emperors and carried out by republicans and aristocrats.
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 Sicilian Vespers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1268, Charles of Anjou became King of Sicily.
Charles did not show great personal interest in Sicilian interests, and was primarily interested in the island as a starting point for a Mediterranean empire.
By 1282, Charles was King of Sicily, Jerusalem, and Albania, ruler of Provence and other French territories, regent in Greece, and overlord in Tunis.
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 Sicilian Vespers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After defeating King Manfred of Sicily at Benevento to enforce his own claim to the throne of Sicily, Charles of Anjou, brother of King Louis IX of France, unleashed a savage rule upon his new subjects in Sicily and the southern portion of the Italian peninsula.
On Easter Sunday 1282, as Charles was preparing for a new military expedition to Greece, the resentment of the Sicilians against their arrogant Angevin French occupiers boiled over in Palermo.
Peter, already embroiled elsewhere in territorial disputes with Charles I and his brother King Louis IX of France, happily rose to the challenge and assumed sovereignty of the island of Sicily in defiance of both Charles I and his champion, the Pope.
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 Charles I --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Charles I of Naples and Sicily, illumination from a medical treatise, 1278–79; in the …
The younger brother of Louis IX of France, Charles acquired the county of Provence in 1246 and accompanied Louis on his Egyptian Crusade (1248–50).
The first was Charlemagne, the founder of the empire, whose name means “Charles the Great.” Of the other six, Charles V is especially notable for his widespread holdings and eventful reign.
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 Conradin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On August 23, 1268 he encountered the troops of Charles at Tagliacozzo, but the eagerness of his soldiers to obtain plunder gave the victory to the French.
The senior heir in primogeniture was Hugh of Brienne, a second cousin of Conradin's father, but another second cousin Hugh III of Cyprus already held the office of regent and managed to keep the kingdom as Hugh I of Jerusalem.
The Kingdom of Sicily passed for the time being to Charles of Anjou, but the Sicilian Vespers in 1268 resulted in dual claims on the Kingdom; the Aragonese heirs of Manfred retaining the island of Sicily and the Angevin party retaining the southern part of Italy, popularly called the Kingdom of Naples.
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 Crusader States, Kings of Jerusalem & Cyprus, Templars, Hospitallers, Israel, etc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This was disputed by Charles of Anjou, with the Pope's backing, but that was of no practical consequence on the spot, and the title of Jerusalem soon (1291) became merely nominal.
Charles apparently was able to set Isabella aside at the death of her father.
At the death of Isabella, Philip II of Taranto, a son of Charles II was then able to set aside her second husband, Philip of Savoy, and her daughter, Matilda, and return Achaea to the Anjevians.
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