Person:Louis VIII of France (1)

Louis VIII "the Lion" , King of France
Facts and Events
Name Louis VIII "the Lion" , King of France
Gender Male
Birth? 5 Sep 1187 Paris (region), France
Marriage 23 May 1200 Pont-Audemer, Eure, Haute-Normandie, Franceto Blanche of Castile
Alt Marriage 23 May 1200 Chateau Neuf, Franceto Blanche of Castile
Other? from 1223 to 1226 Reign
Other? House of Capet
Death? 8 Nov 1226 Montpensier, Puy-de-Dôme, France

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Louis VIII the Lion (5 September 1187 – 8 November 1226) reigned as King of France from 1223 to 1226. He was a member of the House of Capet. Louis VIII was born in Paris, the son of Philip II and Isabelle of Hainaut. He was also Count of Artois, inheriting the county from his mother, from 1190–1226. It remained attached to the crown until 1237, when his son Louis IX gave the title in accordance with the will of his father to Louis IX's younger brother Robert on attaining his majority.

While Louis VIII only briefly ruled as king for three years, he was an active leader his years as crown prince during his father's wars against the Angevins under King John. His intervention with royal forces into the Albigensian Crusade in southern France decisively moved the conflict towards a conclusion.

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