Louis XII of France claims the Duchy of Milan

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Historical Context Note


A French army takes Milan to claim it for their King Louis XII, who asserts his right to the duchy via his paternal grandmother. The invading army meets with little opposition.

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Citation:
Editors. "Louis XII of France claims the Duchy of Milan". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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