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Anjou, Charles

Anjou, Charles, Comte d' fourth son of Louis VIII. of France, born about 1220. In 1264 Pope. Urban IV. invited him to lead the Guelph faction, and to assume the crown of Naples and Sicily. He did so by defeating and killing Manfred and Conradin. The Spanish soon after destroyed Charles's fleet off Messina, and Pedro of Aragon claimed Sicily. Charles challenged his rival to single combat, but died at Foggia in 1285.