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Louis XI

1423–83, king of France 1461–83 (son of Charles VII). Unabridged
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  • The chroniclers touch on the event very casually, laying more stress on the opportunity it gave Louis XI.

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • Louis XI was in these instances the willing agent of avenging fate.

    In Chteau Land Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • Louis XI was a very patient and practical man of the world; but (like many good business men) he was mad.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • On the extinction of the family, the lordship was assigned by Louis XI.

  • He had as little comprehension of the character of the man with whom he was to deal as he had of Louis XI.

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • He was ready for intrigue with any power and had approached Louis XI.

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • For four centuries Louis XI was credited with the authorship of the tales mentioned.

  • If the two together heard their counterfeits express such perfect fidelity, how Louis XI.

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • Louis XI, always worried about his health, was anxious to have in his library the works of Rhazes.

  • Louis XI trusted no one but himself, while he played with the trust of all, and his game was the safest.

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
British Dictionary definitions for Louis XI

Louis XI

1423–83, king of France (1461–83); involved in a struggle with his vassals, esp the duke of Burgundy, in his attempt to unite France under an absolute monarchy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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