Charles VII of France Biography
(Former King of France (1422 - 1461))
Birthday: February 22, 1403 (Pisces)
Born In: Paris, France
Charles VII was the King of France from 1422 to 1461. Also known as Charles The Well-served, or The Victorious, he ascended to the throne during a period of great political turmoil in France. He was born as the son of the French King Charles VI who was known to be of unstable mind. At that time the Hundred Years' War was going on between England and France and the mentally unstable King Charles VI was forced to disinherit his son in favor of the English King, Henry V. After his father’s death Charles VII laid his claim to the French throne but was unsuccessful in claiming his rightful inheritance. During this time, a young lady called the Joan of Arc claimed to have a spiritual revelation and stated that she would help in driving away the English from the French soil and aid Charles in becoming the King of France. Joan, aided by several prominent military commanders led French troops to several important victories and paved the way for Charles’ coronation. Even though his initial years as the King were marked by indecisiveness, his reign is considered to be an important one in French history as the Hundred Years’ War that had been raging on from the past several decades was finally brought to an end during his reign.