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||Louis VII de France
||Louis VII "le Jeune" , roi des Francs
||Reims, Marne, FranceHouse of Capet
||25 oct 1131
||Reims, Marne, FranceRoi des Francs, koning van Frankrijk, hertog van Aquitanie
||22 Jul 1137
||Bordeaux, Gironde, Franceto Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Reine des Francs, Queen of England
||11 March 1152
||from Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Reine des Francs, Queen of England
||Castile, Spainto Constance , of Castile
||13 Nov 1160
||to Adèle de Champagne
||18 Sep 1180
||Paris, Paris, France
||Basilique Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Louis VII of France, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- 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.
- 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, 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.
- ↑ Biographie en Wikipedia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, [], trouvée 2015, Secondary quality.
Louis VII1, dit « Louis le Jeune », né en 1120, mort en 1180 à Paris, roi des Francs de 1137 à 1180. Il est le fils de Louis VI, dit « Louis le Gros », roi des Francs, et d’Adélaïde de Savoie (v. 1092-1154).
Sixième souverain de la dynastie des Capétiens directs. Il épouse successivement Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Constance de Castille, et Adèle de Champagne. Son fils Philippe Auguste lui succéde.