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Valois

The French royal house from the accession of Philip VI, successor to the last Capetian king, in 1328 to the death of Henry III (1589), when the throne passed to the Bourbons.

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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... Valois was a small county in the *Île-de-France , divided between the modern departments of Oise and Aisne, containing Crépy and the cathedral town of *Senlis . In 1284 King Philip III gave it as a duchy- *apanage to his younger son Charles of Valois , whose own son Philip VI was the first of the Valois dynasty ( 1328 ). The Valois succession ended with Henry III in 1589 . Daniel Williman GDU , vol. 15,...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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60 words

... . Branch of the Capetian family which reigned in France from 1328 until 1589 . The direct line died out with Charles VIII , leaving the throne to Louis XII (Valois‐Orléans) and then to the Valois‐Angoulême ( François I er , Henri II , François II , Charles IX , Henri III ). The assassination of the last of these led to the accession of the Bourbon dynasty...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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...Valois , Hauts-de-France/France A historic region with a county with the name Pagus Vadensis from the Latin pagus ‘country district’ and possibly vadum ‘ford’ or ‘shallow’. The present name comes from the Old French valois ‘valley’. It was upgraded to a duchy and remained so until 1790 . Valois gave its name to the Valois dynasty, the royal house of France between 1328 and 1589 and a branch of the Capetian...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... The reigning dynasty in France from 1328 to 1589 , taking its name from Philip, Duke of Valois, the first of the line. They were a branch of the capet family and were succeeded by the bourbon line when Henry of Navarre, husband of Marguerite of Valois, became king as Henry IV in 1589 . Valois head-dress A mid-19th-century women’s hairstyle, the hair being pulled back from the forehead to form a roll on the crown of the...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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... The name of the French royal family from the time of Philip VI ( 1328 ) to the death of Henry III ( 1589 ), when the throne passed to the Bourbons....

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... Royal dynasty that ruled France from the accession ( 1328 ) of Philip VI to the death ( 1589 ) of Henry III , when the throne passed to the Bourbons . See also Charles VIII ; Francis I ; Louis XI ; Louis...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013

... Valois , House of French family of rulers , patrons , and collectors . The Counts of Valois, a branch of the Capet dynasty, succeeded to the French throne in 1328 . Their claim was disputed by the kings of England ( see Plantagenet ), giving rise to the Hundred Years’ War. The seat of the dynasty was the Ile-de-France, roughly between Soissons and Senlis. The direct Valois line began with Philip VI ( reg 1328–50 ), son of Charles ( 1270–1325 ), Comte d’Alençon. Charles was the younger son of the Capetian king Philip...

Valois Dynasty

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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... Dynasty The reigning dynasty in France from 1328 to 1589 , though the Valois proper must be distinguished from the Orléans Valois ( 1498–1512 ) and the Angoulême Valois ( 1512–1589 ). The links of kinship between these three branches were the same as those between the Valois and the direct Capetians . The first Valois, Philip VI , was the closest male relation of the last direct Capetian, Charles IV . Contested by the kings of England – Edward III was a more direct descendant, but through the female line – the Valois had to battle on the...

Marguerite de Valois

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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...de Valois ( 1553–1615 ), French poet, patron, and autobiographer, the daughter of King Henri II of France and Catherine de Médicis . In 1572 she married Henry of Navarre, who later became King Henri IV ; they were separated in 1583 and the marriage was annulled in 1599 . Thereafter she held court in Paris, where she was popularly and affectionately known as ‘la reine Margot’; she wrote poetry and an autobiography and became an important patron of literature. The name Marguerite de Valois was also borne by Marguerite d' Angoulême and by ...

Valois, House of

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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..., House of , The ruling dynasty of France from 1328 (the accession of Philip VI ) to 1589 (the accession of the House of Bourbon ); see Appendix 1 and the entries on Louis XI , Charles VIII , Louis XII , Francis I , Henri II , Francis II , Charles IX , and Henri III . Other prominent branches of the family are the dukes of Alençon , Anjou , and Burgundy . On the wars sometimes known as the Habsburg–;Valois Wars, see Wars of Italy . G. Dodu Les Valois ...

Catherine of Valois

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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...of Valois ( 1401–37 ) Queen to *Henry V of *England , youngest daughter of the mad king *Charles VI of *France , Catherine was married as part of the treaty of *Troyes ( 1420 ) to Henry . She bore him *Henry VI . Her subsequent liaison/marriage to Owen *Tudor produced four Tudor children. Michael A. Hicks M. Jones , ‘ Catherine [Catherine of Valois], 1401–37 ’, ODNB vol. 10,...

De Valois, Ninette

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...589–593. de Valois, Ninette . Modern Choreography (parts 1–5). The Dancing Times (January–May 1933). de Valois, Ninette . The Vic-Wells Ballet . The Dancing Times (October 1935): 28–31. de Valois, Ninette . Invitation to the Ballet . London, 1937. de Valois, Ninette . Frederick Ashton . The Dancing Times (September 1941): 657–658. de Valois, Ninette . The Sadler's Wells Ballet School . The Dancing Times (July 1944). de Valois, Ninette . The Sadler's Wells Ballet in Western Europe . The Dancing Times (May 1945): 341–342. de Valois, Ninette . ...

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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117 words

...Valois, Ninette [ Edris Stannus ] (b. Baltiboys, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland , 6 June 1898 ; d. London , 8 March 2001 ) Dancer , choreographer , teacher and ballet director . A soloist with Diaghilev 's Ballet Russe ( 1923–6 ), she was the choreographic director at the Old Vic, Cambridge Festival Theatre and Abbey Theatre ( 1926–30 ). She became the most important figure in British ballet as founder and director of the Royal Ballet ( 1931–63 ) and its school. She was created a dame in 1951 and a Companion of Honour in 1982 . Among her...

Catherine of Valois

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The Kings and Queens of Britain (2 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...of Valois , queen of England, b. 27 Oct. 1401 , da. of Charles VI of France and Isabella of Bavaria ; m. (1) Henry V , 2 June 1420 ; (2) Owen Tudor , c .1428 ; issue: Edmund , Jasper , Owen , Jacina ; d. 3 Jan. 1437 ; bur. Westminster abbey. Catherine of Valois was the younger sister of Isabella who, as a child, had been married to Richard II . Marriage to prince Henry had been mooted by Henry IV and, on his death, the new king renewed the negotiation, but asked excessive terms. War followed, and the peace treaty in 1420 was...

Valois, Marguerite de

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
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94 words

..., Marguerite de ( Meyerbeer : Les Huguenots ). Sop. Sister of the French king, betrothed to the Huguenot Henri IV de Navarre. In support of her brother's wish to bring to an end the conflict between the Catholics and the Huguenots, she encourages the love between the Catholic Valentine and the Huguenot Raoul, allowing her page to deliver messages for them. Aria: A ce mot s'anime et renaît la nature (‘At this word Nature revives and renews itself’); duet (with Raoul): Beauté divine, enchantresse (‘Beauty divine, enchantress’). Created ( 1836 ) by Julie...

Marguerite De Valois

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
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...De Valois ( 1553–1615 ), daughter of Henri II and Catherine de Medicis , married Henri de Navarre (later Henri IV ) in 1572 . In 1583 they were separated, and the marriage was annulled in 1599 . She then moved to Paris, and became an influential patroness of letters, as well as an author of poetry and memoirs in her own right. She was known affectionately as ‘la reine Margot’, and was the subject of several scurrilous pamphlets. Ian...

Charles of Valois

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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...of Valois , titular Latin emperor of Constantinople ( 1301–13 ); born 12 Mar. 1270 , died 16 Dec. 1325 . Son of Philip III of France and Isabelle of Aragon , Charles acquired titular rights to the Latin Empire of Constantinople through his marriage to Catherine of Courtenay in 1301 . After serving as mediator in the Angevin-Sicilian war and bringing about the peace of Caltabellotta ( 1302 ), Charles was free to pursue his ambitions for conquest of the Byz. Empire. Between 1306 and 1308 , he negotiated alliances with the Venetians, Serbs, and...

Madeleine de Valois

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The Kings and Queens of Britain (2 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...de Valois , b. Aug. 1521 , da. of Francis I of France and Claude, da. of Louis XII of France; m. James V , 1 Jan. 1537 ; d. Holyrood, 7 July 1537 . The French king had resumed war with the emperor Charles V and, fearing a renewal of Anglo-Imperial relations, sought a strengthening of Scottish friendship. Madeleine, Francis's eldest surviving daughter, favoured the proposed match with James, and they were married in Notre-Dame. After visiting Chantilly, Compiègne, and Rouen (where she fell ill), they embarked for Scotland on 10 May, but fears...

Catherine of Valois

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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...of Valois ( 1401–37 ), queen of Henry V . Youngest daughter of Charles VI of France, her marriage to Henry on 2 June 1420 , after bitter warfare between France and England, was an affair of state. At the same time, the treaty of Troyes was signed, whereby Henry was to become Charles's heir. A son, later Henry VI , was born in December 1421 at Windsor. Catherine accompanied Henry to Harfleur, and returned a widow in May 1422 when Henry died of dysentery. She subsequently made a secret marriage with Owen Tudor . The grandson of this marriage...

Valois, House of

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Current Version:
2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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..., House of . A cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty of France, the House of Valois gained the royal dignity with the accession of Philip of Valois, who became king when his cousin Charles IV died without a son. Philip VI (r. 1328–1350 ) ascended the throne despite the rival claim of his cousin Edward III of England. The result was the Hundred Years' War, during which the Valois kings John II (r. 1350–1364 ), Charles V (r. 1364–1380 ), Charles VI (r. 1380–1422 ), and Charles VII (r. 1422–1461 ) several times came close to losing the throne. When...

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