Person:Louis de France (1)

Louis de France
d.18 Sep 1180 Paris, Paris, France
Facts and Events
Name Louis de France
Alt Name Louis VII "le Jeune" , roi des Francs
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1120 Reims, Marne, France
Marriage 22 Jul 1137 Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, Franceto Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England
Annulment 11 March 1152 from Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England
Marriage 1154 Castile, Spainto Constance , of Castile
Marriage 13 Nov 1160 to Adèle de Champagne
Death[1] 18 Sep 1180 Paris, Paris, France
Occupation? koning van Frankrijk, hertog van Aquitanie
Other? House of Capet
Burial[1] Basilique Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France


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Louis VII (called the Younger or the Young) (1120 – 18 September 1180) was a Capetian King of the Franks from 1137 until his death. He was the son and successor of Louis VI (hence his nickname) and he married Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe. Eleanor brought the vast Duchy of Aquitaine as a dowry to Louis, thus temporarily extending the Capetian lands to the Pyrenees, but their marriage was annulled in 1152 as no male heir could be produced.

Immediately after the annulment of her marriage, Eleanor married Henry Plantagenet, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou, to whom she gave the Aquitaine, five sons, and three daughters. When Henry became King of England in 1154, as Henry II, he ruled over a large empire, spanning from Scotland to the Pyrenees, that would mark the beginning of the long rivalry between France and England.

Louis VII's reign saw the founding of the University of Paris, and the disastrous Second Crusade. Louis and his famous counselor Abbot Suger pushed for a greater centralization of the state and favoured the development French Gothic architecture, notably the construction of Notre-Dame de Paris.

He died in 1180 and was succeeded by his son Philip II.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Louis VII of France, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Louis VII, Roi de France, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   LOUIS de France, son of LOUIS VI King of France & his wife Adélaïde de Maurienne [Savoie] (1120-Paris, Palais Royal de la Cité 18/19 Sep 1180, bur Abbaye cistercienne de Notre-Dame-de-Barbeaux near Fontainebleau[393], transferred 1817 to l'église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
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