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Philippe VI of France
Birth: 1293
Death: Aug. 22, 1350
Nogent-le-Roi
Departement d'Eure-et-Loir
Centre, France

French Monarch. Born the son of Charles I de France, Comte de Valois, the younger brother of King Phillipe IV, and Marguerite d'Anjou. When his cousin, Charles IV, died without a male heir he became one claimant to the throne, the other being Edward III of England, who was related to the French king on the matrilineal side. The assembly of French barons, however, found that as Philippe was the eldest direct male line descendant of Philippe III, he was the rightful king. He was crowned in May 1328. In 1334 he welcomed the fugitive king of Scotland, David II, to his court, angering Edward III. In 1337, Edward returned the slight by granting refuge to Robert of Artois, making him Earl of Richmond. He was a former friend and adviser to Philippe who had committed fraud and forgery in order to cheat the crown. Philippe's fury led him to declare Edward in forfeit of his territories in Aquitaine for rebellion and disobedience. Edward, in turn, renewed his claim on the French crown, the relatively petty tit for tat igniting The Hundred Years War. (bio by: Iola) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles of Valois (1270 - 1325)
  Marguerite d'Anjou (1273 - 1299)
 
 Spouses:
  Jeanne de Bourgogne (1293 - 1348)
  Blanche de Navarre (1330 - 1398)
 
 Children:
  John II of France (1319 - 1364)*
  Louis de France (1330 - 1330)*
  Philippe de Valois (1336 - 1375)*
  Jeanne de France (1351 - 1371)*
 
 Siblings:
  Philippe VI of France (1293 - 1350)
  Jeanne de Valois (1294 - 1342)*
  Jeanne de Valois (1294 - 1352)**
  Marguerite de Valois (1295 - 1342)*
  Charles II de Valois (1297 - 1346)**
  Marie de Valois (1309 - 1331)**
  Isabelle de Valois (1313 - 1383)**
  Blanche Marguerite de Valois (1317 - 1348)**
  Louis de Valois (1318 - 1328)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Denis Basilique
Saint-Denis
Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis
Īle-de-France, France
 
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Record added: Apr 03, 2001
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Philippe VI of France
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- Christan Webb
 Added: Oct. 12, 2016
In Remembrance of my ancestor King Philippe VI of France
- PKH
 Added: Sep. 22, 2016
In memory of my 18th Great Grandfather
- Sophie*s Girl
 Added: Aug. 22, 2016
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