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  1. Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), commonly known as Saint Louis or Louis the Saint, was King of France from 1226 to 1270, and the most illustrious of the Direct Capetians. He was crowned in Reims at the age of 12, following the death of his father Louis VIII.

  2. Mar 11, 2023 · Louis IX, also called Saint Louis, (born April 25, 1214, Poissy, France—died August 25, 1270, near Tunis [now in Tunisia]; canonized August 11, 1297, feast day August 25), 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. Without awaiting the judgment of the Roman Catholic Church, the people considered Louis IX to be a saint and prayed at his tomb. Pope Boniface VIII canonized Louis IX, the only king of France to be numbered by the Roman Catholic Church among its saints, in 1297. Jacques Levron

  4. Jan 14, 2022 · French ruler Louis IX was a Catholic hero and a vicious anti-Semite, a patron of exquisite art and a fervent burner of books. Matthew Gabriele and David M Perry consider the tangled legacy of a man who embodies both the horrors and beauty of medieval Europe Published: January 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm Subs offer Save

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  5. Jan 10, 2020 · Louis IX of France was born on April 25, 1214 in Poissy, France. His parents were Prince Louis and Blanche of Castile. As the couple’s fourth child, Louis wasn’t expected to inherit the throne. However, after the deaths of his older siblings, Louis became the heir. As heir, Louis’s parents sought to raise their son right.

  6. On 27 May 1234, King Louis IX married Margaret of Provence. She was one of 4 daughters of the Count of Provence, who were all reputed to be very beautiful as well as rich. The 2nd daughter of Eleanor then married to the King of England, making the French and English royal houses very closely related.

  7. Jul 10, 2020 · Born on April 25, 1214 at Poissy, Louis was the second son of King Louis VIII (r. 1223–1226) and Blanche of Castile (1188–1252). Louis VIII died at the young age of thirty-eight, when Louis IX was only twelve years old. A child king had not ruled in France in more than a century.

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