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On August 24, 1572, King Charles IV of France, under the influence of his mother, Catherine de Medici, ordered the assassination of Huguenot leaders in Paris. In what became known as the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, thousands of French Huguenots were killed in just a few days.
The Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1554-1592). She was a daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and his wife, The Infanta María of the Spains Archduchess of Austria. She was Queen of France (1570-1574) as the wife of King Charles IX. She had no surviving children.
10 Crazy Royals - Insane Royalty | TopTenz.net. Unlike Afonso, King Charles IX of France actually took out his savagery on others in his court, including once on his sisters. Due to a disfiguration, he was dubbed the Snotty King and was given to fits of rage and sadism. In 1561 at the age of 10, Charles took the throne after all the other eligible heirs died. Like Carlos, it was his overbearing mother that ruled long after her regency ended when he came of age.