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Philip the bold

1342–1404, duke of Burgundy (1363–1404), noted for his courage at Poitiers (1356) in the Hundred Years’ War: regent of France for his nephew Charles VI (1368–88, 1392–1404)


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  • Philip the magnanimous

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    noun 1. 1293–1350, king of France 1328–50: first ruler of the house of Valois. noun 1. 1293–1350, first Valois king of France (1328–50). Edward III of England claimed his throne, which with other disputes led to the beginning of the Hundred Years’ War (1337)

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