Person:Philip II of France (1)

Philip II Augustus , King of France
Facts and Events
Name Philip II Augustus , King of France
Gender Male
Birth? 21 Aug 1165 Gonesse, Val-d'Oise, France
Marriage 28 APR 1180 Bapaume, Franceto Isabelle de Hainaut
Alt Marriage 1180-04-28 Bapaume,Pas-De-Calais,,Franceto Isabelle de Hainaut
Alt Marriage 28 NOV 1180 Bapaume, Pas de Calais, Franceto Isabelle de Hainaut
Marriage 1193 to Ingeborg Valdimarsdottir , of Denmark, Queen of France
Marriage 1196 to Agnès , d'Andechs de Méranie
Death? 14 Jul 1223 Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Other? House of Capet
Burial? Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, FranceBasilique Saint-Denis

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Philip II Augustus (; 21 August 1165 – 14 July 1223) was the King of France from 1180 to 1223, and the first to be called by that title. His predecessors had been known as Roi des Francs (King of the Franks) but from 1190 onward Philip was known as ''Roi de France'' (King of France). A member of the House of Capet, Philip Augustus was born at Gonesse in the Val-d'Oise, the son of Louis VII and of his third wife, Adela of Champagne. He was originally nicknamed Dieudonné ("God-given") because he was the first son of Louis VII late in his father's life.

Philip was one of the most successful medieval French monarchs in expanding the royal demesne and the influence of the monarchy. He broke up the great Angevin Empire and defeated a coalition of his rivals (German, Flemish and English) at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214. He reorganized the government, bringing financial stability to the country and thus making possible a sharp increase in prosperity. His reign was popular with ordinary people because he checked the power of the nobles and passed some of it on to the growing middle class.

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