Louis XI (Valois) de France

Louis (Valois) de France (1423 - 1483)

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Louis (Louis XI) "le Prudent, l'universelle aragne, Roi de France" de France formerly Valois
Born in Bourges, Berry, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Tours, Touraine, Francemap
Husband of — married in Grenoble, Dauphiné, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Plessis-lèz-Tours, Touraine, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jun 2016
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Preceded by
Charles VII
Roi de France
22 Jul 1461 − 30 Aug 1483
Succeeded by
Charles VIII



Louis XI, roi de France
Louis XI "le Prudent" King of France, was a king of France of the house of Valois. He was nicknamed "the Prudent" or the Universal Spider (Middle French: l'universelle aragne).

Louis XI, le Prudent, Dauphin, (afterwards King) of France, eldest son and heir of Charles Valois de France VII, King of France, by Marie Anjou de France, daughter of Louis D'Anjou Anjou II, King of Sicily and Jerusalem, Duke of Anjou. He was born at Bourges (Cher) 3 July 1423.

He married Margaret (or Marguerite) Stewart, in the Cathedral of Tours (Indre-et-Loire) 24 June 1436 (as his (1st) wife). They had no issue.

Louis XI, married (2nd) Charlotte of Savory (Savoie), on 14 February 1451. Charlotte was born 11 November 1441, the daughter of Louis Savoie, Duke of Savoy and Anne (Lusignan) de Savoie of Cyprus. They eight children, three of them surviving infancy: one son, Charles VIII de Valois, King of France, and two daughters Anne de Valois, Duchess of Bourbon and Joan, Queen of France.

Louis XI, died 30 August 1483.


b. 03 JUL 1423 Bourges, France
d. 30 AUG 1483 Plessis-lez-Tours, France
Christening: 4 JUL 1423 Bourges, Cher, France
Burial: 6 SEP 1483 Notre-Dame de Cléry Basilica, France


p. Charles VII and Marie of Anjou
m.1 Margaret of Scotland
m.2 Charlotte of Savoy. Issue: 8


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On 13 Apr 2017 at 09:24 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

France-565 and Valois-276 appear to represent the same person because: They both represent Louis XI, King of France. Who was indeed married twice, first to Margaret of Scotland, then to Charlotte of Savoy. Valois is the correct LNAB.

On 16 Jun 2014 at 21:32 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Hi Tim, Louis XI was born more than 200 years ago, so please change the Privacy setting to Open. Thanks.

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