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Louis CAPET VIIIAge: 3911871226

Name
Louis CAPET VIII

Louis VIII of France

Name
Louis VIII of France
Birth September 5, 1187 22 17
Paris, Seine, France

Death of a motherIsabelle DE HAINAUT
March 15, 1190 (Age 2)
Paris, Seine, France

Death of a maternal grandmotherMarguerite DE LORRAINE
November 15, 1194 (Age 7)
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France

Death of a maternal grandmotherMarguerite DE LORRAINE
November 15, 1194 (Age 7)
Brugge, Flandre, Belgium

Death of a maternal grandfatherBaldwin DE HAINAUT V
December 17, 1195 (Age 8)
Mons, Hainaut, Belgium

MarriageBlanche DE CASTILEView family
May 23, 1200 (Age 12)
Pont Audemer, Eure, Normandy, France

Death of a paternal grandmotherAldele DE CHAMPAGNE
June 4, 1206 (Age 18)
Paris, Seine, France

Birth of a son
#1
Louis of FRANCE IX
April 25, 1214 (Age 26)
Poissy, Yvelines, France

Birth of a son
#2
Louis of FRANCE IX
April 25, 1214 (Age 26)
Poissy, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France

Birth of a son
#3
Robert of ARTOIS I
September 25, 1216 (Age 29)

Death of a fatherPhilippe AUGUSTUS II
July 14, 1223 (Age 35)
Mantes, Yvelines, France

Birth of a son
#4
Charles of NAPLES I
March 21, 1226 (Age 38)
France

Birth of a son
#5
Charles of NAPLES I
March 1226 (Age 38)
Anjou Pays-De-La-Loire, France

Death November 8, 1226 (Age 39)
Chateau De Montp, Puy-De-Dome, France

Family with parents - View family
father
Philippe AUGUSTUS II
Birth: August 22, 1165 45 25Paris, Seine, France
Death: July 14, 1223Mantes, Yvelines, France
mother
Isabelle_of_Hainault.jpg Isabelle DE HAINAUT
Birth: April 5, 1170 20 20Valenciennes, Nord, France
Death: March 15, 1190Paris, Seine, France
200px-Louis8lelion.jpg Louis CAPET VIII
Birth: September 5, 1187 22 17Paris, Seine, France
Death: November 8, 1226Chateau De Montp, Puy-De-Dome, France
Family with Blanche DE CASTILE - View family
200px-Louis8lelion.jpg Louis CAPET VIII
Birth: September 5, 1187 22 17Paris, Seine, France
Death: November 8, 1226Chateau De Montp, Puy-De-Dome, France
wife
428px-Blanche_of_Castile.jpg Blanche DE CASTILE
Birth: March 4, 1188 32Chcateau De Palencia, Valencia, Valencia, Almohadi
Death: November 27, 1252Palais Du Louvre, Paris, Seine, France
 
Marriage: May 23, 1200Pont Audemer, Eure, Normandy, France
14 years
son
Louis9_profilebust.JPG Louis of FRANCE IX
Birth: April 25, 1214 26 26Poissy, Yvelines, France
Death: August 25, 1270Tunis, Tunisia
2 years
son
Robert of ARTOIS I
Birth: September 25, 1216 29 28
Death: Killed In ActionFebruary 8, 1250Manssurah, Egypt] at age 33
Louis CAPET VIII + … - View family
200px-Louis8lelion.jpg Louis CAPET VIII
Birth: September 5, 1187 22 17Paris, Seine, France
Death: November 8, 1226Chateau De Montp, Puy-De-Dome, France
son
Charles of NAPLES I
Birth: March 21, 1226 38France
Death: January 7, 1285Foggia, Puglia, Italy

 
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Louis VIII the Lion (5 September 1187 - 8 November 1226) reigned as King of France from 1223 to 1226. He was a member of the House of Capet. Louis VIII was born in Paris, France, the son of Philip II Augustus and Isabelle of Hainaut. He was also Count of Artois from 1190, inheriting the county from his mother. As Prince Louis At the age of 12, Louis was married to Blanche of Castile on 23 May 1200, following prolonged negotiations between Philip Augustus and Blanche's uncle John of England. In 1216 the English barons rebelled in the First Barons' War against the unpopular King John of England (1199-1216) and offered the throne to Prince Louis. Louis invaded and was proclaimed King in London in May 1216, although he was not crowned. There was little resistance when the prince entered London. At St Paul's Cathedral, Louis was accepted as ruler with great pomp and celebration in the presence of all of London. Many nobles, as well as King Alexander II of Scotland (1214-49), gathered to give homage to him. On June 14, Louis captured Winchester and soon conquered over half of the English kingdom.[1] After a year and a half of war, however, most of the rebellious barons defected and so Louis had to give up his claim to be the King of England by signing the Treaty of Lambeth in 1217. The effect of the treaty was that Louis agreed he had never been the legitimate king of England. [edit] As King Louis VIII Coronation of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile at Reims in 1223; a miniature from the Grandes Chroniques de France, painted in the 1450s, (Bibliothèque nationale) Coronation of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile at Reims in 1223; a miniature from the Grandes Chroniques de France, painted in the 1450s, (Bibliothèque nationale) Louis VIII succeeded his father on July 14, 1223; his coronation took place on August 6 of the same year in the cathedral at Reims. As King, he continued to seek revenge on the Angevins and seized Poitou and Saintonge from them in 1224. There followed the seizure of Avignon and Languedoc. On 1 November 1223, he issued an ordinance that prohibited his officials from recording debts owed to Jews, thus reversing the policies set by his father Philip II Augustus. Usury (lending money with interest) was illegal for Christians to practice, according to Church law it was seen as a vice in which people profited from others' misfortune (like gambling), and was punishable by excommunication, a severe punishment. However since Jews were not Christian, they could not be excommunicated, and thus fell in to a legal gray area which secular rulers would sometimes exploit by allowing (or requesting) Jews to provide usury services, often for personal gain to the secular ruler, and to the discontent of the Church. Louis VIII's prohibition was one attempt at resolving this legal problem which was a constant source of friction in Church and State courts. French Monarchy Direct Capetians Louis VIII Louis IX Robert I, Count of Artois Alphonse, Count of Poitou and Toulouse Saint Isabel of France Charles I of Anjou and Sicily Twenty-six barons accepted, but Theobald IV (1201-53), the powerful Count of Champagne, did not, since he had an agreement with the Jews that guaranteed him extra income through taxation. Theobald IV would become a major opposition force to Capetian dominance, and his hostility was manifest during the reign of Louis VIII. For example, during the siege of Avignon, he performed only the minimum service of 40 days, and left home amid charges of treachery. In 1225, the council of Bourges excommunicated the Count of Toulouse, Raymond VII, and declared a crusade against the southern barons. Louis happily renewed the conflict in order to enforce his royal rights. Roger Bernard the Great, count of Foix, tried to keep the peace, but the king rejected his embassy and the counts of Foix and Toulouse took up arms against him. The king was largely successful, but he did not complete the work before his death. While returning to Paris, King Louis VIII became ill with dysentery, and died on November 8, 1226 in the chateau at Montpensier, Auvergne. The Saint Denis Basilica houses the tomb of Louis VIII. His son, Louis IX (1226-70), succeeded him on the throne. [edit] Marriage On May 23, 1200, at the age of twelve, Louis married Blanche of Castile (March 4, 1188 - November 26, 1252). [edit] Issue 1. Blanche (1205-1206). 2. Agnes (b. and d. 1207). 3. Philippe (9 September 1209 - July 1218), married (or only betrothed) in 1217 to Agnes of Donzy. 4. Alphonse (b. and d. Lorrez-le-Bocage, 23 January 1213). 5. John (b. and d. Lorrez-le-Bocage, 23 January 1213), twin of Alphonse. 6. Louis IX (Poissy, 25 April 1214 - 25 August 1270, Tunis), King of France as successor to his father. 7. Robert (25 September 1216 - 9 February 1250, killed in battle, Manssurah, Egypt) 8. Philippe (2 January 1218-1220). 9. John Tristan (21 July 1219-1232), Count of Anjou and Maine. 10. Alphonse (Poissy, 11 November 1220 - 21 August 1271, Corneto), Count of Poitou and Auvergne, and by marriage, of Toulouse. 11. Philippe Dagobert (20 February 1222-1232). 12. Isabel (14 April 1225 - 23 February 1269). 13. Charles Etienne (21 March 1226 - 7 January 1285), Count of Anjou and Maine, by marriage Count of Provence and Folcalquier, and King of Sicily.
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