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Bernard VII

Bernard VII bĕrnär´ [key], d. 1418, count of Armagnac, constable of France. As father-in-law of Charles d' Orléans he led the Armagnac faction (see Armagnacs and Burgundians ) and from 1415 to 1418 was virtual ruler of France. His oppression of the Parisians, intended to check Burgundian power, caused the betrayal of Paris to John the Fearless of Burgundy in the ensuing massacre Bernard was killed.

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