Charles V, Duke of Lorraine and Bar succeeded his uncle Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine as titular Duke of Lorraine and Bar in 1675; both duchies were occupied by France from 1634 to 1661 and 1670 to 1697. Born in exile in Vienna, Charles spent his military career in the service of the Habsburg monarchy. He played an important role in the 1683-1696 Turkish War, which reasserted Habsburg power in south-east Europe, and ended his life as an Imperial Field Marshal.
Charles (953 – 22 June 992×995) was the Duke of Lower Lorraine from 977 until his death. Contents 1 Life 2 Family 3 References 4 Sources 5 Further reading Life [ edit] Born at Reims in the summer of 953, Charles was the son of Louis IV of France and Gerberga of Saxony and the younger brother of King Lothair. 
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Prince Charles Alexander Emanuel of Lorraine was a Lorraine-born Austrian general and soldier, field marshal of the Imperial Army, and governor of the Austrian Netherlands.
Charles was the son of Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, and Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans. When his elder brother Francis III, Duke of Lorraine, married the Archduchess Maria Theresa, daughter of Emperor Charles VI, Charles Alexander entered the Imperial service in 1737. When his brother Francis traded the duchy to the ex-Polish king Stanisław Leszczyńsk...
Despite his record of defeats, he was able to retain his position. He was able to attain command ahead of the more popular Marshal Browne because of the support of his brother who had significant influence over military appointments. During Austria's Third Silesian War against Prussia, he commanded the army of the Roman-German Emperor at the Battle...
Because Charles ruled by right of his marriage to Maria Anna of Austria, Maria Anna's death very shortly after marriage created a situation on which his mistress Elisabeth de Vaux and his children, were kept under strict privacy and not made public. Indeed, his children were to present themselves only under the surnames of their mothers in public i...
Charles de Lorraine, Duke of Chevreuse, was a French Cardinal, a member of the powerful House of Guise. He was known at first as the Cardinal of Guise, and then as the second Cardinal of Lorraine, after the death of his uncle, Jean, Cardinal of Lorraine. He was the protector of François Rabelais and Pierre de Ronsard and founded Reims University. H...
Born in 1525, Joinville, Haute-Marne, Charles of Guise was the son of Claude, Duke of Guise and his wife Antoinette de Bourbon. His older brother was François, Duke of Guise. His sister Mary of Guise was wife of James V of Scotland and mother of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was made Archbishop of Reims in 1538,.
In a political move to draw the France closer to the papacy, Pope Paul III consecrated Charles as cardinal in July 1547. He became coadjutor for Bishop of Metz, his uncle Cardinal Jean de Lorraine, on 16 November 1547. Charles' uncle died on 10 May 1550 and he resigned and was succeeded as Administrator by Cardinal Robert de Lenoncourt. The efforts...
As the Archbishop of Reims, Charles crowned successively Henry II, Francis II and Charles IX. He had a personal policy which was often at variance with that of the court. This policy rendered him at times an enigma to his contemporaries. The chronicler Pierre de L'Estoile accused Charles of great duplicity; Brantôme spoke of his "deeply stained sou...
Charles of Lorraine (Charles de Lorraine) may refer to: Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953–993) Charles II, Duke of Lorraine (1364–1431) Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (1543–1608) Charles de Lorraine de Vaudémont (1561-1587), French Roman Catholic cardinal; Charles of Lorraine (bishop of Metz and Strasbourg) (1567–1607)
Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine. Charles IV (5 April 1604, Nancy – 18 September 1675, Allenbach)  was Duke of Lorraine from 1624 until his death in 1675, with a brief interruption in 1634, when he abdicated under French pressure in favor of his younger brother, Nicholas Francis .
Charles I, (born 953—died May 21, 992?, Orléans, Fr.), duke of Lower Lorraine, head of the only surviving legitimate line of the Carolingian dynasty by 987, and an unsuccessful claimant for the French throne. Son of Louis IV of France and Gerberga, sister of Otto I of Germany, Charles was banished by his brother, King Lothar, in 977.
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