Born this day, December 3rd

King Charles VI of France (1368-1422)

Charles was born in Paris December 3rd 1368, son of Charles V and Joan of Bourbon and member of the House of Valois. Charles was crowned at Reims in 1380 at the age of 11 and in 1385 he married Isabeau of Bavaria. Charles was known as both Charles the Beloved (le Bien-Aimé) and later as Charles the Mad (le Fou) as he suffered from many bouts of psychosis in his adult life. Charles’ daughter Catherine married Henry V of England and mother to Henry VI of England who inherited his grandfather’s psychosis. 

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