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Charles IX of France
After the death of his elder brother Francis II, in 1560, he inherited the throne and was crowned King of France in 1561 in the cathedral at Reims. The politics of that era was greatly influnced by the powerful and ambitious mother of Charles IX, Catherine de Medici, and the powerful Guise's.
During Charles IX reign, a new product designed to cure ulcers, heal wounds and other such benefits was introduced. Tobacco soon gained wide acceptance.
Charles IX had an illegitimate son from his mistriss Marie Touchet : the Duc d'Angoulême.
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