Editors. "Louis XII, Duke of Orleans succeeds as King of France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Louis XII, Duke of Orleans succeeds as King of France (52 words)
Historical Context Note
Louis XII, Duke of Orleans, succeeds as King of France (until his death in 1515) on the death of his cousin Charles VIII. This inheritance united the Duchy of Orleans and the Comte of Blois with the French crown. He enacted various legal and governmental reforms, but lost France its share of Naples.13990 Louis XII, Duke of Orleans succeeds as King of France 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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