Charles X | Brief Biography


Charles X | Brief Biography

Charles X  Brief Biography

Charles X

Charles X (1757-1836) was the King of France from 1824 to 1830. He was born on October 9, 1757, in Versailles, France, and was the third son of King Louis XV. He became the King of France after the death of his older brother, King Louis XVIII.

Charles X was known for his strong belief in the absolute power of the monarchy and his support for the Catholic Church. He made many controversial decisions during his reign that would ultimately lead to his downfall.

One of his major acts as king was the publication of the July Ordinances in July 1830. These ordinances limited the freedom of the press, curtailed the right of assembly, and extended censorship of the press. The July Ordinances were seen as an attack on the liberties of the French people, and they sparked widespread outrage and opposition.

The opposition to Charles X’s policies grew, and in July 1830, the July Revolution broke out. The revolution was led by liberal and nationalist groups who demanded the removal of Charles X from the throne. After a few days of street fighting, Charles X was forced to abdicate and flee to England.

He was succeeded by his cousin, Louis-Philippe, who ruled as the King of the French from 1830 to 1848. Charles X spent the rest of his life in exile in England, where he died on November 6, 1836. 0 0 0.


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