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 Epistola ad Carolum VII regem Francorum
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'Letter to King Charles VII of France'

Francesco Filelfo

Date: 17 February 1451

Original Language: Latin


Filelfo wrote his letter to Charles VII in February 1451, shortly after hearing news of the death of the Ottoman Sultan Murad II. Other correspondence from the period shows that Filelfo was angling for a position at the French court, and the letter brims with flattery and praise for the French king, whom Fi…

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Meserve, Margaret, “ Epistola ad Carolum VII regem Francorum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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