King Louis XIII

Born at the Château de Fontainebleau, Louis XIII was the oldest child of King Henry IV of France and his second wife Marie de’ Medici. As son of the king, he was a Fils de France (“son of France”), and as the eldest son, Dauphin of France. His father Henry IV was the first French king of the House of Bourbon, having succeeded his ninth cousin, Henry III of France (1574–1589), in application of Salic law. Louis XIII’s paternal grandparents were Antoine de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme, and Jeanne d’Albret, Queen of Navarre. His maternal grandparents were Francesco I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Johanna, archduchess of Austria. Eleonora de’ Medici, his maternal aunt, was his godmother.

As there are many interpretations of this man we have adopted a version of Dumas’ (père) character. Our King Louis is young and still under the influence of his mother Marie de Medeci. In history by 1626, the year of our campaign, she had long been exiled by her son.

King Louis XIII is married to Anne of Austria but their marriage has yet to bear them a child.

King Louis dotes on his royal musketeers. He is like a child with them being his favorite toy. He will hear of no wrong done by them and rewards all stories of bravery and valor on their part. Most if not all of those being fiction.

King Louis XIII

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