An historic cradle of France, the Centre region unveils architectural treasures. The main cities are distinguishable by their majestic Cathedrals, ...
Henri IV (1553-1610)
The first king of the Bourbon Dynasty and one of the most popular kings of France, Henry IV of France took the decision to abjure Protestantism. He ... was crowned in Chartres (25th February 1594) and signed the Edict of Nantes (13th April 1598) which led to the end of the Wars of Religion. Peace had finally come to unified France.
Charles VIII (1470-1498)
King Charles VIII of France was behind the Italian Wars between France and the Habsburgs. After conquering the Kingdom of Naples, he was forced to ... abandon his conquests due to pressure from the league formed by Venice, Milan, Maximilian of Austria, Ferdinand VII of Aragon and Pope Alexander VI.
Joan of Arc (1412-1431)
Joan of Arc, the heroine of the Hundred Years War, known as the Maid of Orléans, was from peasant stock and could neither read nor write. She was ... born in Domrémy in the Meuse.
Charles VII the Victorious (1403-1461)
Charles VII, son of Charles VI the Mad and Isabeau of Bavaria, dauphin in 1417 upon the death of his older brothers, chased out of Paris by the ... Burgundian domination in 1418, then disinherited in favour of the King of England Henri V by the Treaty of Troyes in 1420, nevertheless took the title of King upon the death of Charles VI (21st of October 1422). But he was not recognised as the "legal" king until his coronation.