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Louis XI (French Royalty)
Date of Birth:
3 July 1423
Date of Death:
30 August 1483
Louis XI , called the Prudent and the Universal Spider or the Spider King, was the King of France from 1461−83. He was the son of Charles VII of France and Mary of Anjou, a member of the House of Valois, grandson of Charles VI and Isabeau of Bavaria and one of the most successful kings of France in terms of uniting the country. His 22-year reign was marked by political machinations, spinning a spider's web of plot and intrigue which earned him his nickname.
His scheming and love for intrigue made him many enemies, in particular the following: