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Who was the French king during Pope Alexander VI (Borgia)

(watching Borgias TV Show) and interested.

The one who started Italian wars.

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Actually, I voted to close as a "general reference" question, (not really because it is "localized") but because it is too basic and easily answered with a single link. But that option is not available on this site. –  Tom Au Apr 12 '12 at 23:43
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By the cast listing on IMDB, it's Charles VIII which makes sense as he started the Italian Wars. He was the last king of France to be a full Valois. The actor who plays him is a good 20 years older than Charles VIII would have been at the time.

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I don't care to look this up myself at the moment, but it seems like there ought to be more reliable sources out there to reference than a cast listing on IMDB... –  T.E.D. Apr 12 '12 at 22:06
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He was the French king during this time period. It's definitely him. –  Opt Apr 12 '12 at 23:50
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Trying to not cite Wikipedia. The Show's site is of limited value in matters like these though on of the trailers lists King Charles. –  World Engineer Apr 13 '12 at 3:13
    
@Sid - Was he the only one? –  T.E.D. Apr 13 '12 at 14:41
    
No, he was not. He died halfway through Alexander's reign. Louis XII reigned until 1515 so that would cover it for all of Alexander's reign. –  World Engineer Apr 13 '12 at 16:19
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