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LOUIS VI "The Fat" D'CAPET ap PHILIPPE I

King of France


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BIRTH: Abt 1081 in Paris, Seine, France
DEATH: 1 Aug 1137 in Chateau De Bethizy Castle, Paris, Seine, France
BURIAL: St. Dennis, Seine-Saint-Deni, France
FATHER: Philippe I ap HENRY I of FRANCE - BIRTH: Abt. 23 May 1052 in Reims, Marne, France
MOTHER: Bertha verch FLORIS De HOLLAND - BIRTH: 1054 in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

FIRST MARRIAGE: 1104 - Lucienne De ROCHEFORT in Herbst, Paris, Seine, France

CHILD:

1. Isabelle ap LOUIS VI - BIRTH: Abt 1105 in Herbst, Paris, Seine, France

Isabelle married William of Vermandois.



SECOND MARRIAGE: 1115 - Adelaide of MAURIENNE verch HUMBERT in France
BIRTH: Abt 1092 in Maurienne, Savoy, France

CHILDREN:

1. Philip ap LOUIS VI - BIRTH: 29 Aug 1116 in Reims, Champagne, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France
DEATH: 13 Oct 1131

2. Louis VII ap LOUIS VI - BIRTH: Abt 1120 in Reims, Champagne. Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France

3. Henry ap LOUIS VI - BIRTH: 1121 in Reims, Champagne, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France
DEATH: 13 Nov 1175

4. Hugues ap LOUIS VI - BIRTH: 1122 in Reims, Champagne, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France

5. Robert ap LOUIS VI - BIRTH: 1123 in Reims, Champagne, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France

6. Constance D'Capet verch LOUIS VI - BIRTH: 1124 in Reims, Champagne, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France

7. Pierre 'Peter' ap LOUIS VI - BIRTH: 1125 in Reims, Champagne, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France



Louis VI was coronated King of France on 3 August 1108 in Cathedral Ste Croix, Orléans
He reigned from 29 July 1108 until his death 1 August 1137.


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Louis VI was called the Fat (French: le Gros) King of France. He was also called "roi de Saint-Denis". He was the first member of the House of Capet to make a lasting contribution to the centralizing institutions of royal power.

Most of his reign as King he was fighting "robber barons" or the Norman Kings of England for their possession of Normandy. Louis VI strengthened his power and became one of the first strong kings of France since the Carolingian Empire was divided. His advisor Abbot Suger of Saint Denis, biographer states that he was a fully-rounded character to the historian which was unlike most of his predecessors.

He succeeded his father on Philip's death on July 29, 1108. His half-brother, kept him Louis's half-brother him from reaching Rheims, so instead Louis VI was crowned on August 3 in the cathedral of Orléans by Daimbert, Archbishop of Sens. The archbishop of Reims, Ralph the Green, challengef the validity of the coronation and anointing, but his compaints did no good.

Louis went to Amiens on Palm Sunday in 1115 to support the bishop and inhabitants of the city in their conflict with Enguerrand I of Coucy who refused to recognize the granting of a charter of communal privileges. Louis brought his army to besiege Castillon whre Enguerrand was making his expeditions. The castle which was considered impregnable fell after two years.

SOURCES:

The Civilization of the Middle Ages 1993, p 410:
by Norman F. Cantor

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700:
by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 96-28, 101-24, 117-24, 117-25, 169A-26, 274A-25

The Deeds of Louis the Fat: by Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis
Translated with introduction and notes by Richard Cusimano and John Moorhead. Washington, DC:
Catholic University of America Press,1992. (ISBN 0-8132-0758-4)

The Deeds of Louis the Fat: by Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis
Translated by Jean Dunbabin (free version with no notations)

Wikipedia.org: Louis VI "The Fat"




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