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Orleans, Charles

ORLEANS, CHARLES, Duke of (1391-1465), commonly called Charles d'Orleans, French poet, was the eldest son of Louis, duke of Orleans (brother of Charles VI. of France), and of Valentina Visconti, daughter of Giau Galeazzo, duke of Milan. He was born on the 26th of May 1391. Although many minor detaOs are preserved of his youth, nothing except his reception in 1403, from his uncle the king, of a pension of 12,000 livres d'or is worth noticing, until his marriage three years later (June 29, 1406) with Isabella, his cousin, widow of Richard II. of England. The bride was two years older than her husband, and is thought to have married him unwillingly.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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