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Louis IX, King of France

Louis IX, King of France

Male 1214 - 1270  (56 years)

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  • Name Louis IX  
    Suffix King of France 
    Born 25 Apr 1214  Poissy, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1270  Tunis, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Basilica of St Denis, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_IX_of_France
    • Also called SAINT LOUIS, king of France from 1226 to 1270, the most popular of the Capetian monarchs. He led the Seventh Crusade to the Holy Land in 1248-50 and died on another crusade to Tunisia.
      Early life.
      Louis was the fourth child of King Louis VIII and his queen, Blanche of Castile, but, since the first three died at an early age, Louis, who was to have seven more brothers and sisters, became heir to the throne. He was raised with particular care by his parents, especially his mother.
      Experienced horsemen taught him riding and the fine points of hunting. Tutors taught him biblical history, geography, and ancient literature. His mother instructed him in religion herself and educated him as a sincere, unbigoted Christian. Louis was a boisterous adolescent, occasionally seized by fits of temper, which he made efforts to control.
      When his father succeeded Philip II Augustus in 1223, the long struggle between the Capetian dynasty and the Plantagenets of England (who still had vast holdings in France) was still not settled, but there was a temporary lull, since the English king, Henry III, was in no position to resume the war. In the south of France the Albigensian heretics, who were in revolt against both church and state, had not been brought under control. Finally, there was ferment and the threat of revolt among the great nobles, who had been kept in line by the firm hand of Philip Augustus.
      Louis VIII managed to bring these external and internal conflicts to an end. In 1226 Louis VIII turned his attention to quelling the Albigensian revolt, but he unfortunately died at Montpensier on Nov. 8, 1226, on returning from a victorious expedition. Louis IX, who was not yet 13, became king under the regency of his redoubtable mother.
      Feast day August 25.
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    Person ID I3636  Roy~Royes
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2012 

    Family Marguerite Berenger, de Provence
              b. 1221
              d. 21 Dec 1295  (Age 74 years) 
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1063  Family Group  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 1214 - Poissy, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1270 - Tunis, Tunisia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Basilica of St Denis, Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S67] http://nygaard.50g.com/files/4666.htm [no longer active].