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  1. Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), commonly revered as Saint Louis, was King of France from 1226 until his death in 1270. He is widely recognized as the most distinguished of the Direct Capetians. Following the death of his father, Louis VIII, he was crowned in Reims at the age of 12.

  2. Apr 21, 2024 · Louis IX (born April 25, 1214, Poissy, France—died August 25, 1270, near Tunis [now in Tunisia]; canonized August 11, 1297, feast day August 25) was the 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.

  3. Louis IX, who was canonized in 1297, is the best-known Capetian ruler. He impressed all who came in touch with him, and the records of his reign—anecdotal and historical as well as official—leave no doubt that he commanded affection and respect in a combination and to an extent that were unique.

  4. Crusades - Holy Land, France, King Louis IX: Louis IX of France ardently believed the Crusade to be God's work. In his first crusade Louis was captured and held for ransom. For the Eighth Crusade, the expedition went to Tunis, where he defeated Conradin. Louis IX's last Crusade embarked in July 1270.

  5. Sep 26, 2022 · Louis IX was born in 1214 as the second son of King Louis VIII of France (r. 1223-1226) and Blanche of Castille. After the death of his older brother, Prince Philip, in 1218, Louis IX became the heir apparent of France's throne.

  6. Jun 8, 2018 · Louis IX, who ruled as king of France throughout much of the thirteenth century, was a deeply religious and moral man, a legendary figure in French history who was so much admired by other leaders that he was asked to settle international disputes. As a youth he ruled jointly with his mother, Blanche of Castile (1188–1252).

  7. Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), commonly revered as Saint Louis, was King of France from 1226 until his death in 1270. He is widely recognized as the most distinguished of the Direct Capetians. Following the death of his father, Louis VIII, he was crowned in Reims at the age of 12.

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