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Valois

(välwä`), royal house of FranceFrance
, officially French Republic, republic (2005 est. pop. 60,656,000), 211,207 sq mi (547,026 sq km), W Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel (N), the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay (W), Spain and Andorra (SW), the Mediterranean Sea (S; the location of the
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 that ruled from 1328 to 1589. At the death of Charles IV, the last of the direct CapetiansCapetians
, royal house of France that ruled continuously from 987 to 1328; it takes its name from Hugh Capet. Related branches of the family (see Valois; Bourbon) ruled France until the final deposition of the monarchy in the 19th cent.
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, the Valois dynasty came to the throne in the person of Philip VIPhilip VI,
1293–1350, king of France (1328–50), son of Charles of Valois and grandson of King Philip III. He succeeded his cousin Charles IV, invoking the Salic law to set aside both Charles's daughter and King Edward III of England, the son of Charles's sister.
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, son of Charles of ValoisCharles of Valois
, 1270–1325, French prince and military leader, third son of Philip III and father of Philip VI. He dominated the reign in France of his nephew Louis X.
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 and grandson of Philip III. The direct Valois line ended (1498) with Charles VIII; the dynasty was continued by Louis XIILouis XII,
1462–1515, king of France (1498–1515), son of Charles, duc d'Orléans. He succeeded his father as duke. While still duke, he rebelled against the regency of Anne de Beaujeu and was imprisoned (1488), but was released (1491) by his cousin King Charles
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 (Valois-Orléans) and, after his death (1515), by the Valois-Angoulême line, of which Francis IFrancis I,
1494–1547, king of France (1515–47), known as Francis of Angoulême before he succeeded his cousin and father-in-law, King Louis XII. Wars with the Holy Roman Emperor
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 was the first to rule. At the death of Henry IIIHenry III,
1551–89, king of France (1574–89); son of King Henry II and Catherine de' Medici. He succeeded his brother, Charles IX. As a leader of the royal army in the Wars of Religion (see Religion, Wars of) against the French Protestants, or Huguenots, Henry, then
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 (1589), the house of Bourbon, descending from a younger son of Louis IX, succeeded to the throne in the person of Henry IV.

Valois,

historic region, now comprised in Aisne and Oise depts., N France. Crépy-en-Valois was its historic capital. It is a rich agricultural area. A county and later a duchy, Valois was the appanage of the royal house of Valois, which succeeded the elder Capetian line (see CapetiansCapetians
, royal house of France that ruled continuously from 987 to 1328; it takes its name from Hugh Capet. Related branches of the family (see Valois; Bourbon) ruled France until the final deposition of the monarchy in the 19th cent.
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) on the French throne. It was incorporated into the royal domain in 1515.

Valois

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a royal house of France, ruling from 1328 to 1589

Valois

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Dame Ninette de . original name Edris Stannus. 1898--2001, British ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Ireland: a founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet Company (1931), which under her direction became the Royal Ballet (1956)

Valois

a historic region and former duchy of N France
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More than 100 police officers were called in and most arrests were made within five minutes, but officers swept the area for about an hour before the operation was completed, Valois said.
Pero el Valois relatado por el mismo deja elementos en el plano de la significacion, y en el de la relacion entre el individuo que se compromete y su/s organizacion/ones de pertenencia, por demas valiosos para el analisis cientifico.
Lasting intermittently between 1927 and 1934, the creative alliance between Ninette de Valois and William Butler Yeats resulted in four productions of Yeats's plays for dancers at the Abbey Theatre: Fighting the Waves, The Dreaming of the Bones, At the Hawk's Well and The King of the Great Clock Tower.
Monseigneur Charles Valois nous propose ici un essai autobiographique.
En soulignant a plusieurs reprises l'influence du <<Voir, juger, agir>> dans ses decisions et ses actions, Valois nous rappelle l'importance de cette formation et de cette experience specifiques a de jeunes generations de Quebecois pendant et apres la Deuxieme Guerre mondiale.
Because it is compact, economically designed and intuitive to use, Valois Pharma's side-actuated device provides improved patient comfort and ease of use.
Interpretive argument is illustrated with anecdotal evidence to produce a lively study of the court as the clearing house of political, artistic and literary patronage, as the cockpit of faction fighting on occasion and as the stage upon which the Valois monarchy presented itself to the 'political nation' of France.
Former Hearts star Valois is a free agent and featured in last week's bounce game with Hibs in which the Dark Blues checked a number of signing targets.
And yet Viennot succeeds in separating the wheat from the chaff, and reconstructs the complex personality and historical context of the last heir to the Valois family and fortune.
The two couples named in the charges--Annie Senechal and Sherrill Figuera, and Connie Valois and B.
CELTIC signing Mo Camara is more than capable of filling the void left in the Parkhead left-back position by the departure of Jackie McNamara, according to ex-Hearts star Jean-Louis Valois.
JEAN-LOUIS Valois tucked home a dramatic late penalty to scupper Plymouth's Turf Moor revenge mission.