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Charles IX

Charles IX
Born June 27, 1550
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died May 30, 1574
Vincennes, France
Predecessor Francis II of France
Successor Henry III of France
Spouse Elizabeth of Austria

Charles IX of France (June 27, 1550May 30, 1574) was a King of France and a member of the house of Valois.


Charles was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, on June 27, 1550. His parents were Henry II of France and Catherine of Medici.


Charles was married to Elizabeth of Austria on November 26, 1570. They had one child, Mary Elizabeth of France (October 27, 1572April 9, 1578), who died young.


Charles died in Vincennes, France, on May 30, 1574. He is buried in the Saint Denis Basilica. The next King was Henry III of France.