Person:Louis VII de France (1)

Louis VII de France
d.18 Sep 1180 Paris, Paris, France
m. 28 Mar 1115
  1. Philip _____, Prince of France1116 - 1131
  2. Louis VII de France1120 - 1180
  3. Henry of FranceAbt 1121 - 1175
  4. Robert I of DreuxAbt 1123 - 1188
  5. Constance of FranceAbt 1124 - 1176
  6. Philip _____, of FranceAbt 1125 - 1161
  7. Peter of Courtenay1126 - 1183
m. 22 Jul 1137
  1. Agnes Capet de FranceAbt 1138 -
  2. Marie de France1145 - 1198
  3. Alix of France1151 - 1198
  4. Roger Duke of Aquitaine CapetAbt 1156 -
m. 1154
  1. Margaret of France _____1157 - 1197
  2. Alys _____, Countess of the Vexin1160 - 1220
m. 13 Nov 1160
  1. Philip II Augustus _____, King of France1165 - 1223
  2. Agnes of France1171 - Aft 1204
  3. Thomas France, I1177 -
Facts and Events
Name Louis VII de France
Alt Name[4] Louis VII "le Jeune" _____, roi des Francs
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1120 Reims, Marne, FranceHouse of Capet
Title (nobility)? 25 Oct 1131 Reims, Marne, FranceRoi des Francs, koning van Frankrijk, hertog van Aquitanie
Marriage 22 Jul 1137 Bordeaux, Gironde, Franceto Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Reine des Francs, Queen of England
Annulment 11 Mar 1152 from Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Reine des Francs, 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
Burial[1] Basilique Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Other[1] Q134259?

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Louis VII (1120 – 18 September 1180), called the Younger, or the Young, was King of the Franks from 1137 to 1180. He was the son and successor of King Louis VI (hence the epithet "the Young") and married Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe. The marriage temporarily extended the Capetian lands to the Pyrenees.

During Louis VII's march in the Second Crusade in 1147, he stayed at the court of King Géza II of Hungary on the way to Jerusalem. During his stay in the Holy Land disagreements with his wife led to a deterioration in their marriage. She persuaded him to stay in Antioch but he instead wanted to fulfil his vows to journey in pilgrimage to Jerusalem. He was later involved in the failed siege of Damascus and eventually returned to France in 1149.

His marriage was annulled in 1152 after no male heir was produced. Immediately after the annulment, Eleanor married Henry Plantagenet, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou, to whom she conveyed Aquitaine and produced five male heirs. When Henry became King of England in 1154, he ruled a string of territories stretching from Scotland to the Pyrenees. Henry's efforts to preserve and expand on this patrimony for the Crown of England marked the beginning of the long rivalry between France and England. Louis VII later supported Henry II's rebellious sons to further disunity in the Angevin realms.

Louis VII later re-married to Constance of Castile, daughter of King Alfonso VII of Castile but still failed to have a male heir. His reign saw the founding of the University of Paris. He and his counsellor Abbot Suger, pushed for greater centralisation of the state and favoured the development of French Gothic architecture, notably the construction of Notre-Dame de Paris. He died in 1180 and was succeeded by his son Philip II, from his third wife.

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  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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    [[1]], trouvée 2015.

    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.