Charles IX of France

King of France

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

Charles IX
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Charles IX
BornJune 27, 1550
DiedMay 30, 1574
Vincennes, France
PredecessorFrancis II of France
SuccessorHenry III of France
Spouse(s)Elizabeth of Austria


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.