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Louis Vii, King of France + Alix of Champagne
Baldwin VIII of Hainault + Marguerite Countess of Flanders
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Henry II King of England + Eleanor of Aquitaine
Philip II Augustus King of France21 AUG 1165 -- 14 JUL 1223avatar
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Louis VIII, King of France

Birth5 SEP 1187
Albigensian Crusade
European Battles
History1215-1217First Barons War
European Battles
Flag of France
Death8 NOV 1226
Aged: 39.2 years
Before his succession he assisted his father in several campaigns to win control of French territories belong to John, the Angevin, or Plantagenet, king of England. Philip II previously had conspired with John against John's brother, King Richard I of England, but later turned against him. In 1215 Louis was offered the crown of England by a group of barons in rebellion against King John; Louis led an expedition to England but was unsuccessful in claiming the throne; John died in the midst of the struggle and was succeeded by his son Henry III. The French invaders were excommunicated by the papal legate in England and were defeated in battle at Lincoln. Louis returned to France in 1217 and there took part in crusades against a dissident religious sect called the Albigenses, or Cathars. After succeeding his father as king, Louis continued Philip's policy of destroying the power of the Plantagenets in France and bringing under royal authority the provinces held by the Albigenses in the south of France. He was succeeded by his son Louis IX.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Louis IX King of 

25 APR 121425 AUG 1270  France, Ile-de-France, Poissy Marguerite Countess of Provence 

Robert I Count of 

9/1216  France, Ile-de-France, Paris Mahaut (Maud) de Brabant 

Alphonse Count of Toulouse And 

11 NOV 122021 AUG 1271  France, Ile-de-France, Paris Joan of Toulouse 

Isabel of 

MAR 122523 FEB 1270  France, Ile-de-France, Paris  

Carlo King of 

21 MAR 12267 JAN 1285  France, Ile-de-France, Paris Beatrix Countess of Provence 
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