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Louis CAPET VIAge: 5510811137

Name
Louis CAPET VI

Louis CAPET VI

Name
Louis CAPET VI
Birth December 1, 1081 29 27
Hermentruvilleby, Rouen, Seine et Maritime, France,

Birth December 1, 1081 29 27
Paris, Seine, France

Death of a motherBertha DE HAINAUT
1094 (Age 12)
Montreuil Sur Loire, France

Death of a fatherPhilip CAPET I
July 29, 1108 (Age 26)
Meulan, France

Death of a maternal grandmotherGertrude of SAXONY
August 4, 1113 (Age 31)

MarriageAdélaïde DE MAURIENNEView family
1115 (Age 33)

Birth of a son
#1
Louis CAPET VII
1120 (Age 38)
Reims, Champagne, France

Birth of a son
#2
Robert DE DREUX I
1123 (Age 41)
Rheim, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France

Birth of a daughter
#3
Constance CAPET
1124 (Age 42)
Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

Marriage of a childRobert DE DREUX IHawise DE SALISBURYView family
1127 (Age 45)

Death August 1, 1137 (Age 55)
Chateau de Bethizy, Paris, Isle De France, France

Death August 1, 1137 (Age 55)
Chateau Bethizy, Paris, Seine, France

Family with parents - View family
father
Philip CAPET I
Birth: May 23, 1052 44 28Reims, Marne, France
Death: July 29, 1108Meulan, France
mother
Bertha_of_holland.jpg Bertha DE HAINAUT
Birth: 1054 37 26Vlaardingen, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Death: 1094Montreuil Sur Loire, France
Louis_VI_of_France.gif Louis CAPET VI
Birth: December 1, 1081 29 27Hermentruvilleby, Rouen, Seine et Maritime, France,
Death: August 1, 1137Chateau de Bethizy, Paris, Isle De France, France
Family with Adélaïde DE MAURIENNE - View family
Louis_VI_of_France.gif Louis CAPET VI
Birth: December 1, 1081 29 27Hermentruvilleby, Rouen, Seine et Maritime, France,
Death: August 1, 1137Chateau de Bethizy, Paris, Isle De France, France
wife
Adélaïde DE MAURIENNE
Birth: November 18, 1092 30 32Savoy, , , France
Death: November 18, 1154Montmartre, Paris, Ile-De-France, France
 
Marriage: 1115
10 years
daughter
1-DE CapetI.jpg Constance CAPET
Birth: 1124 42 31Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Death: August 16, 1176Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
-3 years
son
Louis7_le_jeune.jpg Louis CAPET VII
Birth: 1120 38 27Reims, Champagne, France
Death: September 18, 1180Paris, Seine, France
4 years
son
1-RobertDeDreuxI.jpg Robert DE DREUX I
Birth: 1123 41 30Rheim, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: October 11, 1184Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

 
Shared note
Louis VI (1 December 1081 - 1 August 1137), called the Fat (French: le Gros), was King of France from 1108 until his death (1137). Chronicles called him "roi de Saint-Denis". The first member of the House of Capet to make a lasting contribution to the centralizing institutions of royal power,[1] Louis was born in Paris, the son of Philip I and his first wife, Bertha of Holland. Almost all of his twenty-nine-year reign was spent fighting either the "robber barons" who plagued Paris or the Norman kings of England for their continental possession of Normandy. Nonetheless, Louis VI managed to reinforce his power considerably and became one of the first strong kings of France since the division of the Carolingian Empire. His biography by his constant advisor Abbot Suger of Saint Denis renders him a fully-rounded character to the historian, unlike most of his predecessors. In his youth, Louis fought the duke of Normandy, Robert Curthose, and the lords of the royal demesne, the Île de France. He became close to Suger, who became his adviser. He succeeded his father on Philip's death on July 29, 1108. Louis's half-brother prevented him from reaching Rheims and so he was crowned on August 3 in the cathedral of Orléans by Daimbert, Archbishop of Sens. The archbishop of Reims, Ralph the Green, sent envoys to challenge the validity of the coronation and anointing, but to no avail. On Palm Sunday 1115, Louis was present in Amiens to support the bishop and inhabitants of the city in their conflict with Enguerrand I of Coucy, one of his vassals, who refused to recognize the granting of a charter of communal privileges. Louis came with an army to help the citizens to besiege Castillon (the fortress dominating the city, from which Enguerrand was making punitive expeditions). At the siege, the king took an arrow to his hauberk, but the castle, considered impregnable, fell after two years. Louis VI died on August 1, 1137, at the castle of Béthisy-Saint-Pierre, nearby Senlis and Compiègne, of dysentery caused by his excesses, which had made him obese. He was interred in Saint Denis Basilica. He was succeeded on the throne by his son Louis VII, called "the Younger," who had originally wanted to be a monk. [edit] Marriages and children He married in 1104: 1) Lucienne de Rochefort - the marriage was annulled. * Their child: o 1) Isabelle (c.1105 - before 1175), married (ca 1119) William of Vermandois, seigneur of Chaumont He married in 1115: 2) Adélaide de Maurienne (1092-1154) * Their children: o 1. Philip (1116 - October 13, 1131), King of France (1129-31), not to be confused with his brother of the same name; died from a fall from a horse. 2. Louis VII (1120 - November 18, 1180), King of France 3. Henry (1121-75), archbishop of Reims 4. Hugues (born ca 1122 5. Robert (ca 1123 - October 11, 1188), count of Dreux 6. Constance (ca 1124 - August 16, 1176), married first Eustace IV, count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse. 7. Philip (1125-61), bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother. 8. Peter of France (ca 1125-83), married Elizabeth, lady of Courtenay
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