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Charles X

(Charles Gustavus) 1622–60, king of Sweden 1654–60.
1757–1836, king of France 1824–30. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Charles X of Sweden invaded the kingdom and took two of its capitals.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • The pious and narrow-minded Charles X was in the hands of the Clerical party.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
  • For blindness he is only to be compared with Charles X, his favourite king.

    The Revolt of the Angels Anatole France
  • Down with Charles X, Polignac, and the whole clique of them!

  • It was at Rambouillet that Charles X passed those solemn last days before the abdication.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

    Milburg Francisco Mansfield
  • Owing to certain evidences of internal discontent, the government of Charles X was developing liberal proclivities.

  • Charles X had said much the same on succeeding to the crown of France, or, rather, M. de Martignac had said it for him.

    The Prussian Terror Alexandre Dumas
  • Charles X became king in 1654, and his brilliant but disastrous military ventures reduced his country to a third-rate power.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • In the later twenties he knew, as many did, that Charles X was moving towards the abyss into which he had seen so many plunge.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
  • Charles X had withdrawn his inspired ordinances at three oclock that afternoon, but it was too late.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for Charles X

Charles X

title of Charles Gustavus. 1622–60, king of Sweden, who warred with Poland and Denmark in an attempt to create a unified Baltic state
1757–1836, king of France (1824–30): his attempt to restore absolutism led to his enforced exile
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