Louis VI of France, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Louis VI of France

King of France

Date of Birth: 01-Dec-1081

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 01-Aug-1137

Profession: monarch

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Louis VI of France

  • Louis VI (c.1081 – 1 August 1137), called the Fat (French: le Gros) or the Fighter (French: le Batailleur), was King of France from 1108 to 1137.
  • Chronicles called him "roi de Saint-Denis".
  • Louis was the first member of the house of Capet to make a lasting contribution to centralizing the 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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