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Louis XI

1423–83, king of France 1461–83 (son of Charles VII). Unabridged
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  • Louis XI was in these instances the willing agent of avenging fate.

    In Chteau Land

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • An ordinary postal service was re-established by Louis XI in 1464.

  • But in this tremendous game, which requires the head of a Louis XI.

  • On the extinction of the family, the lordship was assigned by Louis XI.

  • Its ancient industry in silk stuffs, established by Louis XI.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • Only the necessity for making a strong alliance against 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
  • The chroniclers touch on the event very casually, laying more stress on the opportunity it gave Louis XI.

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

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • 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
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