Louis IX (Capet) de France
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Louis (Capet) de France (1214 - 1270)

Saint Louis (Louis IX) "Roi de France" de France formerly Capet
Born in Poissy, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 27 May 1234 in Sens, Yonne, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Tunis, Tunisiamap
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Biography

The House of Capet crest.
Louis IX (Capet) de France is a member of the House of Capet.
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.

Death

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

Veneration

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

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In 1239 Saint Louis placed The Crown of Thorns in Notre Dame cathedral. There is a Notre Dame page. Can this information and

Notre Dame

be added to link them?

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
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posted by [Living Sälgö]
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posted by Doug Lockwood

Louis IX is 27 degrees from Mary McCauley, 27 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 9 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.