Charles the Bold( The Duke of Burgundy, son of Philip III the Good)
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Biography Charles the Bold
Born in Dijon, November 10, 1433. In 1467 Philip died, and Charles inherited his title and possession. Handsome and brave, Carl has earned the nickname Brave (Tmraire better translated as 'Desperado') for their courage, often verging on recklessness. In 1468 he married his third marriage to Margaret, sister of King Edward IV. Karl intended to unite their lands, capturing Lorraine and other areas of merging them, and then planned to establish between France and Germany, the new kingdom, which would have stretched from the valley of the Saone to the North Sea. Over the years, Charles managed to prevail over its main enemy - the king of France Louis XI, but eventually managed to create a coalition against Charles. Among the allies of France was Switzerland, which saw the emergence of new powerful monarchy threat to its independence. In 1476 the Swiss twice smashed the army, which were directed against them by Charles. Charles himself was killed Jan. 5, 1477 during an attack on the position of the Swiss under the walls of Nancy. After the death of Louis XI, Charles seized the duchy of Burgundy and other possessions in France, Charles. Netherlands and Franche-Comte (free county of Burgundy) fell to the Habsburgs, after marrying the son of Emperor Frederick III Maximilian the daughter of Charles the Bold, Mary.