Charles the Bold one, despairing to overcome Louis XI, turns his projects on another side: he undertakes to conquer Switzerland, Alsace and Lorraine to join together them in his States and to be made king de Bourgogne.
He makes in Alsace of dreadful devastations, but he is beaten by the Swiss ones in Granson and Morat (1476) in spite of the superiority of the number, and he escapes only from grand' sorrow; he invades Lorraine with a new army, but Louis XI is combined with the Lorraine ones, and Charles, abandoned out of a part as of his, is killed with the head office of Nancy (1477).
Louis XI, who now has money and soldiers, undertakes the conquest of Burgundy and his dependences.
The only daughter of Charles, Marie of Burgundy, marries the archduke of Austria Maximilien, which thus joins together Belgium in Austria and argument with Louis XI the heritage of Charles the Bold one, but it is forced, not all to lose, to sign the treaty of Arras, which leaves in France Burgundy, the Frank, Artois and the cities of the Sum (1482).
On another side, Louis XI joined together with the crown, by heritage, confiscation or purchase, Anjou, Maine, Provence and Roussillon.
Finally Louis XI, friend of progress, instituted the post office with the horses, founded the first manufacture of silk trade, and facilitated the invention of printing works.
It was perfidious and cruel for its enemies, but it is one of the kings who made France.