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Roi Louis of France, VI

Roi Louis of France, VI

Male 1081 - 1137  (55 years)

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  • Name Roi Louis of France 
    Suffix VI 
    Born 1 Dec, 1081  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Source :
    "Louis VI (1 December 1081 '96 1 August 1137), called the Fat (French: le Gros), was King of France from 1108 until his death (1137). Chronicles called him "roi de Saint-Denis".

    Reign
    The first member of the House of Capet to make a lasting contribution to the centralising institutions of royal power, Louis was born in Paris, the son of Philip I and his first wife, Bertha of Holland. Almost all of his twenty-nine-year reign was spent 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 division of the Carolingian Empire. His biography by his constant advisor Abbot Suger of Saint Denis renders him a fully rounded character to the historian, unlike most of his predecessors.
    In his youth, Louis fought the Duke of Normandy, Robert Curthose, and the lords of the royal demesne, the Île de France. He became close to Suger, who became his adviser. He succeeded his father on Philip's death on 29 July 1108. Louis's half-brother prevented him from reaching Rheims and so he was crowned on 3 August in the cathedral of Orléans by Daimbert, Archbishop of Sens. The archbishop of Reims, Ralph the Green, sent envoys to challenge the validity of the coronation and anointing, but to no avail.
    On Palm Sunday 1115, Louis was present in Amiens to support the bishop and inhabitants of the city in their conflict with Enguerrand I of Coucy, one of his vassals, who refused to recognise the granting of a charter of communal privileges. Louis came with an army to help the citizens to besiege Castillon (the fortress dominating the city, from which Enguerrand was making punitive expeditions). At the siege, the king took an arrow to his hauberk, but the castle, considered impregnable, fell after two years.
    Just before his death in 1137, William X, Duke of Aquitaine appointed Louis guardian of his daughter and heir, the young Eleanor of Aquitaine, and expressed his wish for her to marry Louis' son. The prospect of adding the Aquitaine to his son's domains made him so happy he could hardly speak.
    Louis VI died on 1 August 1137, at the castle of Béthisy-Saint-Pierre, nearby Senlis and Compiègne, of dysentery. He was interred in Saint Denis Basilica. He was succeeded on the throne by his son Louis VII, called "the Younger," who had originally wanted to be a monk.  [1
    Died 1 Aug, 1137  Chateau de Bethisy-Saint-Pierre, Picardie, France, age 55 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Basilique Royale De Saint-Denis, lle-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I188  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    Father Roi Phillippe I De France,   b. 1052,   d. 30 Jul, 1108, Chateau de melun, Ile-de-France, France, age 56 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Berthe De Hollande,   b. Abt 1058,   d. 30 Jul, 1093, Montreuil, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France, age 35 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Adele De Savoie,   b. Abt 1100, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov, 1154, Montmartre, Paris, lle de France, France, age 54 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Pierre Ier De France, Seigneur De Courtenay,   b. Sep 1126, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr, 1183, Holy Land, age 56 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adele De Savoie,   b. Abt 1100, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov, 1154, Montmartre, Paris, lle de France, France, age 54 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Children 
    +1. King Louis VII De France,   b. 1120, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1180, Paris, Ile de France, France, age 60 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 
    Family ID F204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Roi Louis VI
    Roi Louis VI

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm).