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Louis VIII de France, King of France

Louis VIII de France, King of France[1]

Male 1187 - 1226  (39 years)

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  • Name Louis VIII de France 
    Royal Arms of France
    Royal Arms of France
    Suffix King of France 
    Born 3 Sep 1187  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 22 May 1216  Sandwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Invasion of England 
    Died 8 Nov 1226  Montpensier-en-Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint-Denis Basilica, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12309  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2017 

    Father Philippe II de France, King of France,   b. 22 Aug 1165, Gonesse, Val d’Oise, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1223, Mantes, Yvelines, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Isabelle de Hainaut,   b. 23 Apr 1170, Valenciennes, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1190, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 28 Apr 1180  Abbaye de la Sainte-Trinité, Bapaume, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blanca de Castilla, Queen consort of France,   b. 4 Mar 1188, Palencia, Castile Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1252, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 23 May 1200  Pont-Audemer, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Philippe de France,   b. 7 Sep 1209,   d. 1218  (Age 8 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Louis IX de France, King of France,   b. 25 Apr 1214, Château de Poissy, Yvelines Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1270, Tunis, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Robert I de France, Count of Artois,   b. Sep 1216,   d. 9 Feb 1250, Mansoura, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [Birth]
     4. Alphonse de France, Comte de Poitiers, Toulouse,   b. 11 Nov 1220,   d. 21 Aug 1271, Castle of Corneto, Siena, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     5. Jean de France,   d. 1232  [Birth]
     6. Dagobert de France,   b. 20 Feb 1222,   d. 1234  (Age 11 years)  [Birth]
     7. Isabelle de France,   b. Mar 1224,   d. 23 Feb 1270, Abbey of Longchamp, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Birth]
     8. Etienne de France,   b. 1225,   d. 1227  (Age 2 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Charles I de France, Comte d'Anjou, King of Sicily,   b. Mar 1227,   d. 7 Jan 1285, Foggia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1187 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 May 1200 - Pont-Audemer, Normandy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Invasion of England - 22 May 1216 - Sandwich, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 1226 - Montpensier-en-Auvergne, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint-Denis Basilica, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAPET.htm#LouisVIIIdied1226B.

    2. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 336.

    3. [S164] King John and the Road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church, (New York: Basic Books, 2015), 91-92.
      This marriage was arranged as part of the Treaty of Le Goulet which secured John I's Angevin claims. John's nephew, Arthur, was also acknowledged to be John's man, a move that separated him from Philip Augustus. "For John, Le Goultet must have been a triumph: a year and a month after Richard had died, he had finally and irrevocably secured the recognition of his overlord, the king of France, for his succession to Richard's continental lands. The treaty was concluded on May 22, 1200, with the nuptials of the twelve-year-old Louis and the eleven-year-old Blanche celebrated by the archbishop of Bordeaux at Ponte Audemar the following day, the same day that John received Arthur's homage for Brittany, no doubt sulkily given, but given nonetheless." Church, p. 92.