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Charles Xof France

Charles X., of France (1757-1830), third son of the Dauphin of France, and grandson of Louis XV. He married Maria Theresa of Savoy, and, as the Comte d'Artois, made some half-hearted attempts to make good the Royalist claims. In 1814 he made his appearance in France as lieutenant-general of the kingdom and leader of the Royalist party. When Louis XVIII. died in 1824, the count succeeded as Charles X. He made it his plan to carry out the old despotic ideas of the monarchy, and succeeded in provoking a revolution in 1830, which resulted in his deposition and the election of Louis Philippe d'Orleans as king.