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Charles de Valois Angoulême, comte d'Auvergne, duc d'

Angoulême, Charles de Valois, comte d'Auvergne, duc d' (shärl də välwäˈ kôNt dōvĕrnˈyə dük däNgōlĕmˈ) [key], 1573–1650, illegitimate son of King Charles IX of France. He turned against King Henry IV, conspired with Henriette d'Entragues, his half-sister, and was imprisoned until 1616. After his release he held military commands. He left memoirs.

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