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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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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.
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Although Juan Pablo Angel briefly promised hope of a late rescue bid, a stunning third Burnley goal by Jean Louis Valois finished Villa off.
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Wheelchair-bound Dame Ninette de Valois watches the 50th anniversary performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House in 1996 Dame Ninette de Valois as Pillion in Carnaval, Diaghiler's Ballet's Russes in 1923 Dame Ninette de Valois
Viennot shows how Marguerite de Valois maneuvered her way back to Paris in 1605 where she became the well-loved and respected "Reine Marguerite.
LaMarche) Valois Charron, 68, of Auburn, died on Sunday, March 13, 2011, in her home after a long illness.
FORMER Hearts star Jean-Louis Valois last night spoke of his shock after being targeted by coin- throwing thugs in British football's weekend of shame.