Louis VIII "le Lion," King of France

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Louis VIII "le Lion," King of France, son of Philippe II "Auguste," King of France and Isabella of Hainault, was born at Paris, France, 11 September 1187.1 He died at Montpensier, Auvergne, France, 8 November 1226,1 and was buried at the Abbey of Saint-Denis, Melun, France.1

Louis married Blanche of Castile, daughter of Alfonso VIII "el Noble," King of Castile and Eleanor of England, at Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France, 23 May 1200.1,2,3

Family

Blanche of Castile b. bef. 4 Mar 1188, d. 27 Nov 1252
Children

Citations

  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Five vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 3:26 (France 8), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S248] George Andrews Moriarty, The Plantagenet Ancestry of King Edward III and Queen Philippa (Salt Lake City, Utah: Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Society, 1985), 108, further cited as Moriarty, Plantagenet Ancestry.
  3. [S2062] Szabolcs de Vajay, "From Alfonso VII to Alfonso X: The First Two Centuries of the Burgundian Dynasty in Castile and Leon - A Prosopographical Catalogue in Social Genealogy, 1100-1300," Studies in Genealogy and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, Linday L. Brook, editor (Salt Lake City, Utah: Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, 1989), 379, further cited as de Vajay, "From Alfonso VII to Alfonso X."