Angoulême, Charles de Valois, comte d'Auvergne, duc d'

Angoulême, Charles de Valois, comte d'Auvergne, duc d'

Angoulême, Charles de Valois, comte d'Auvergne, duc d' (shärl də välwäˈ kôNt dōvĕrnˈyə dük däNgo͞olĕmˈ), 1573–1650, illegitimate son of King Charles IX of France. He turned against King Henry IV, conspired with Henriette d'Entragues, his half-sister, and was imprisoned until 1616. After his release he held military commands. He left memoirs.
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