Charles the Victorious, 1403–61, king of France 1422–61 (son of Charles VI).
Charles Albert, 1697–1745, elector of Bavaria 1726–45; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1742–45.
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Charles Dickens is often given credit for inventing words that he was not the first to use. This is not surprising, if only because he was much more widely read than some of the people who had used these words before him. Dickens was also far more attuned to the language of the streets than were most of his contemporaries, and so his writing contains …
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1403–61, king of France (1422–61), son of Charles VI. He was excluded from the French throne by the Treaty of Troyes, but following Joan of Arc's victory over the English at Orléans (1429), was crowned
1697–1745, Holy Roman Emperor (1742–45) during the War of the Austrian Succession
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