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Philip V of France
He was the second son of King Philippe IV and Jeanne of Navarre. Philippe became regent for his infant nephew King Jean I, and when Jean lived only a few days, he proclaimed himself king. There was much speculation that Philippe was responsible for the infant king's demise.
They also had a son whose name was either Philip or Louis and who died in 1317.
In 1320, Philippe V managed to expand his territory at the expense of Flanders as a result of war. On domestic matters, King Philippe attempted to institute government reforms and worked to standardize weights and measures.
Without a male heir, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Charles IV.
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