The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
NameLouis VIII “the Lion” Capet , King of France
Birth5 Sep 1187
Death8 Nov 1226, Montpensier, Auvergne, France
MotherIsabel of Hainault (1170-1190)
Misc. Notes
The Lion

King of France (1223 - 1226)

Louis VIII, 1187–1226, king of France (1223–26), son and successor of King Philip II. He fought (1215, 1219) against the Albigenses in S France. Invited by English lords in rebellion against their king, John, to become king of England, he invaded (1216) England, although his action caused his excommunication by Pope Innocent III. The death of John and the accession of Henry III as king of England lost Louis much support among the English nobility. After his defeat (1217) at Lincoln, he withdrew. In 1224 he conquered Poitou from the English. To make his peace with the church, he pledged to go on crusade, and in 1226 he resumed the Albigensian Crusade and conquered most of Languedoc. He continued his father's policy of strong central authority.

Died of dysentery.

A character in Shakespeare's play, King John, as Lewis the Dauphin.

Pandolf, the pope's emissary, says to the Dauphin Lewis: "How green you are and fresh in this old world!" King John Act 3, scene 4
Birth4 Mar 1188
Death26 Nov 1252
Marriage23 May 1200
ChildrenLouis IX “Saint Louis” (1215-1270)
 Robert I (1216-1250)
 Charles I (1227-1285)
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