|Documents - Historical|
|Realisation Price||1,850.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Collectibles Auction - 27/07/2019 / Manuscripts / Lot 83
Louis XI -- Document Signed as Dauphin (1423-1483) King of France (1461-83), called "the Prudent"; known for both intrigue and diplomacy. Manuscript document signed "Louis" as Dauphin, 6¾ x7¾", July 1456. In French, untranslated. Small circular purple stamp with crown at top right. Paper is toned but boldly penned and signed. Louis led a rebellion against his father (called the Praguerie) in 1440 but was forgiven until his ceaseless intrigues led Charles to banish him from court and exile him to Dauphiné, a province in southeastern France, where Louis exercised full sovereignty, setting up his own court, instituting a parliament, subordinating the nobles, confirming the privileges of the towns, developing the area's resources and promoting trade, and founding the University of Valence. He also married Charlotte of Savoy against the will of his father, who sent an invading army, and in the same year this document was signed, Louis was forced to flee Dauphiné and seek protection from his father's greatest enemy, who was also Louis' uncle, Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. Louis remained in Burgundy until his father's death in 1461, when he ascended the throne. Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, KS.