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Charles VII the Victorious
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Portrait [fr] by Jean Fouquet, tempera on wood, Louvre Museum, Paris, c. 1445–1450
King of France
Reign 21 October 1422 – 22 July 1461
Coronation 17 July 1429
Predecessor Charles VI
Successor Louis XI
Born 22 February 1403
Paris, France
Died 22 July 1461(1461-07-22) (aged 58)
Mehun-sur-Yèvre, France
Burial Saint Denis Basilica
Spouse
Marie of Anjou (m. 1422)
Issue
Detail
Louis XI of France
Radegonde of Valois
Yolande, Duchess of Savoy
Magdalena, Princess of Viana
Charles, Duke of Berry
Joan, Duchess of Bourbon
Catherine of Valois
Marie de Valois (illegitimate)
Charlotte de Brézé (illegitimate)
House Valois
Father Charles VI of France
Mother Isabeau of Bavaria
Religion Roman Catholic

Charles VII of France (22 February 1403 – 22 July 1461), was King of France from 1422 to his death. He was not crowned as king until 1429 because England controlled large parts of France. His father, Charles VI of France, had disinherited him. He was called “King of Bourges” because Bourges was one of the few places he still controlled.

Joan of Arc took back land for him, but she was burned at the stake after he refused to pay her ransom. The Hundred Years' War ended while Charles VII was king. The English were left with only a small area around Calais

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