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Gilles de Rais

(1404—1440)


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Charles VII (1403—1461) king of France 1422–61

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(1404–40)

French nobleman and marshal in the army of Charles VII. Following his kidnapping of a clergyman in 1440, an investigation revealed that he had tortured, raped, and murdered hundreds of children.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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