Person:Philip V of France (1)

Philip V "the Tall" _____, King of France
d.3 Jan 1322
m. 16 Aug 1284
  1. Marguerite _____, Princess of FranceAbt 1286 - Aft 1294
  2. Louis X _____, King of France1289 - 1316
  3. Blanche _____, Princess of France1290 - Aft 1294
  4. Philip V "the Tall" _____, King of France1294 - 1322
  5. Charles IV "the Fair" _____, King of France1294 - 1328
  6. Isabella _____, of FranceAbt 1295 - 1358
  7. Robert _____, Prince of France1297 - 1308
m. Jan 1306/07
  1. Jeanne III Countess of Burgundy1308 - 1349
  2. Margaret I Countess of Burgundy1310 - 1382
  3. Isabelle of FranceAbt 1312 - 1348
  4. Blanche Princess of FranceBet 1313 & 1315 - 1358
  5. Philippe Prince of France1313 - Bef 1321
  6. Louis Prince of France1316 - 1317
Facts and Events
Name Philip V "the Tall" _____, King of France
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1293 Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
Birth? 1294 Paris, Paris, FranceHouse of Capet
Marriage Jan 1306/07 Corbeil, Marne, Franceto Joan II _____, Countess of Burgundy
Death? 3 Jan 1322
Burial[1] 6 Jan 1321/22 Basilique Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Reference Number? Q8433?

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Philip V (c. 1293 – 3 January 1322), known as the Tall, was the King of France and Navarre (as Philip II) from 1316 to 1322.

As the second son of king Philip IV, he was granted an appanage, the County of Poitiers, while his elder brother, Louis X, inherited the throne in 1314. When Louis died in 1316, he left a daughter and a pregnant wife, Clementia of Hungary. Philip the Tall successfully claimed the regency. Queen Clementia gave birth to a boy, who was proclaimed king as John I, but the infant king lived only for five days.

At the death of his nephew, Philip immediately had himself crowned at Reims. However, his legitimacy was challenged by the party of Louis X's daughter Joan. Philip V successfully contested her claims for a number of reasons, including her youth, doubts regarding her paternity (her mother was involved in the Tour de Nesle Affair), and the Estates General's determination that women should be excluded from the line of succession to the French throne. The succession of Philip, instead of Joan, set the precedent for the French royal succession that would be known as the Salic law.

Philip V restored somewhat good relations with the County of Flanders, which had entered into open rebellion during his father's rule, but simultaneously his relations with Edward II of England worsened as the English king, who was also Duke of Guyenne, initially refused to pay him homage. A spontaneous popular crusade started in Normandy in 1320 aiming to liberate the Iberian Peninsula from the Moors. Instead the angry populace marched to the south attacking castles, royal officials, priests, lepers, and Jews.

Philip V engaged in a series of domestic reforms intended to improve the management of the kingdom. These reforms included the creation of an independent Court of Finances, the standardization of weights and measures, and the establishment of a single currency.

Philip V died from dysentery in 1322 without a male heir and was succeeded by his younger brother Charles IV.

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  1. Wise and Foolish Kings, The First House of Valois 1328-1498
  2.   Philip V of France, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.