Louis IX (Capet) de France

Louis (Capet) de France (1214 - 1270)

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Saint Louis (Louis IX) "Roi de France" de France formerly Capet
Born in Poissy, Francemap
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Husband of — married in Sens, Yonne, Francemap
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Died in Tunis, Tunisiamap
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Louis IX reined 44 yrs, led the 7th crusade in 1248 (captured in Egypt in 1250) and the 8th crusade 1270. Died of plague in Tunis. Canonized 1297 as St. Louis.
Louis successfully stood up to a dangerous coalition led by Hugh de Lusignan and Raymond VII of Toulouse with the backing of Henry III of England. During the Seventh Crusade (1248-1254), St. Louis captured Damietta, but he was defeated at al-Mansurah in February 1250. Despite the Pope's advice, the reticence of his lords, and his own poor health, Louis set off from Aigues-Mortes for the Eighth Crusade. He died from plague during the Seige of Tunis.
A diplomat with an innate sense of justice and equity, he created the French Parliament and kept an eye on his bailiffs, seneschals, and provosts. He founded a number of hospitals, including the Quinze Vingts for three hundred knights whose eyes had been put out by the Saracen.
Louis commissioned the building of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, and was canonized in 1297.


25 AUG 1270 Near Tunis, Tunisia[1][2][3]
buried: Basilica of St Denis (Basilique Saint-Denis) in Saint-Denis, now Paris suburb.[1][4]
relics in the Basilica of Saint Denis, Paris, France but were destroyed in 1793 during the French Revolution


Canonized by Pope Boniface VIII in 1297
Feast Day: August 25 (formerly August 24)
Representation: king holding a cross or a crown of thorns


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. III page 28
  • "Saint Louis IX" CatholicSaints.Info. 3 August 2017. Web accessed 15 September 2017
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On 31 Jan 2017 at 09:49 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:


On 23 Nov 2014 at 23:54 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

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