Philippe III "the Bold" , King of France
b.30 Apr 1245 Poissy, Yvelines, France
m. 27 May 1234
m. 28 MAY 1262
Facts and Events
Philip proved indecisive, soft in nature, and timid. The strong personalities of his parents apparently crushed him, and policies of his father dominated him. People called him "the Bold" on the basis of his abilities in combat and on horseback and not on the basis of his political or personal character. He was pious but not cultivated. He followed the suggestions of others, first of Pierre de La Broce and then of his uncle King Charles I of Naples, Sicily, and Albania.