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Charlesd Orleans

Charles d'Orleans (1391-1465) was the grandson of Charles V. of France, and the father of Louis XII. Being made prisoner at Agincourt, he was carried to England, where he passed twenty-five years in captivity before the payment of his ransom set him free. He set up his court at Blois, where he occupied himself with poetry, and he has been considered by some as the father of French lyric poetry. His favourite composition was the rondel, and his subjects Love and Spring.