The English Solomon. James I., called by Sully “the wisest fool
in Christendom.” (1566, 1603-1625.)
Henry VII. was so called for his wise policy in uniting the York and
Lancaster factions. (1457, 1485-1509.)
Solomon of France.
Charles V., le Sage. (1337, 1364-1380.)
St. Louis or Louis IX. (1215, 1226-1270.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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