1550 – Charles IX was born as Charles-Maximilien in the royal chateau at Saint-German-en-Laye on the 27th of June.
1560 – He inherited the throne and was crowned King of France in the cathedral at Reims.
1564 – He was made a knight of the order of the Garter on the 14th of May at St. George’s, Windsor.
1570 – He married Elisabeth of Austria on the 26th of November. He was temporarily under the sway of the French Huguenot leader Gaspard de Coligny.
1572 – He oversaw the massacre of thousands of Huguenots from in and around Paris.
1574 – He died in Vincennes, Val-de-Marne on the 30th of May.