Person:Louis VI de France (1)

Louis VI "le Gros" de France
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Name[3] Louis VI "le Gros" de France
Alt Name Louis VI "The Fat" , King of France
Alt Name[3] Louis VI "le Batailleur" Capet
Gender Male
Alt Birth? bet 1078 and 1081 France
Ancestral File Number Q165883?
Birth[3] 1 Dec 1081 Paris, Paris, FranceHouse of Capet
Title (nobility)[3] jul 1108 Roi des Francs
Marriage 28 mar 1115 Paris, Paris, Franceto Adélaïde de Savoie
Death[3] 1 Aug 1137 Béthisy-Saint-Pierre, Oise, Picardie, FranceBethizy Castle

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Louis VI (c.1081 – 1 August 1137), called the Fat or the Fighter, was King of the Franks from 1108 to 1137, the fifth from the House of Capet. Chronicles called him "roi de Saint-Denis". Louis was the first member of his house to make a lasting contribution to the centralizing institutions of royal power. He spent almost all of his twenty-nine-year reign fighting either the "robber barons" who plagued Paris or the Norman kings of England for their continental possession of Normandy. Nonetheless, Louis VI managed to reinforce his power considerably and became one of the first strong kings of France since the death of Charlemagne in 814.

Louis was a warrior king but by his forties his weight had become so great that it was increasingly difficult for him to lead in the field. A biography - The Deeds of Louis the Fat, prepared by his loyal advisor Abbot Suger of Saint Denis - offers a fully developed portrait of his character, in contrast to what little historians know about most of his predecessors.

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  1.   Louis VI of France, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   LOUIS THIBAUT de France, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Biographie en Wikipedia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    Louis VI, dit « le Gros » ou « le Batailleur »1, né le 1er décembre 1081 à Paris, mort le 1er août 1137 au château royal de Béthisy-Saint-Pierre2. Roi des Francs de juillet 1108 à 1137, il est le cinquième roi de la dynastie dite des Capétiens directs.
    Il est le fils de Philippe Ier (1052-1108), roi des Francs et de sa première épouse Berthe de Hollande