Roy Louis Capet, VI, 'the Fat'

Roy Louis Capet, VI, 'the Fat'

Male 1081 - 1137  (56 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and more than 250 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Louis Capet 
    Prefix Roy 
    Suffix VI, 'the Fat' 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 1081 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1137  Chateau Bethizy nr.Paris Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7614  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Roy Philippe I Capet,   b. Bef 23 May 1052,   d. 29 Jul 1108, Meulan, Aquitaine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Bertha van Holland,   d. 1093 
    Married 1072 
    Divorced 1092 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Family ID F3443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adelaide di Savoya,   b. 1100,   d. 18 Nov 1154  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Abt Apr 1115  Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Philipp Capet,   b. 29 Aug 1116,   d. 13 Oct 1131  (Age 15 years)
     2. Roy Louis VII Capet, "le Jeune",   b. 1120,   d. 18 Sep 1180, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Erzbischof Henri de Reims,   b. 1121,   d. 13 Nov 1175  (Age 54 years)
     4. Hugo Capet,   b. 1122
     5. Cte. Robert de Dreux, I,   b. Abt 1123, Reims, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1188, Braine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     6. Constanze Capet,   b. Abt 1124,   d. Aft 1176  (Age ~ 53 years)
     7. Bishop Philippe Capet,   b. Abt 1125,   d. 4 Sep 1161  (Age ~ 36 years)
     8. Pierre Capet,   b. Abt 1126,   d. Bef 10 Apr 1183  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F3430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • King of France (1108- 1137).
      Louis VI the Fat was the elder son of Philip I and Bertha of Holland and he was involved in affairs of State by his father in l 100. He succeeded his father in 1108. His reign marked a decisive stage in the strengthening of the Capetian monarchy, in particular as regards its relationship with leading noblemen. Louis VI worked initially to strengthen his authority over the royal estate by combating pillaging lords who were rampaging through the Paris Basin. In this struggle, he received the support of the Church (Abbot Suger was his adviser) and of the people. He was the first Capetian to begin to intervene outside his own lands and become invol­ved in the affairs of certain feudal estates, in particular in the Bourbonnais area (1109), Auvergne (1122, 1126) and Flanders (1128). His longest struggle, howe­ver, was against the most fearsome of all his vassals, Henry I Beauclerk, Duke of Normandy and King of England. He waged war on Henry three times between 1109 and 1 l 24 but without any real success (he was defeated in Bremule in 1119). Intervention on the part of Emperor Henry V in 1123 enabled Louis VI to summon his vassals and repulse danger; this increased his personal prestige. His reign was also marked by a move to release towns from the control of local lords. The king encouraged such action when it was in his interest to do so. In 1129, he began pre­paring his succession and had his elder son, Philip, crowned. On Philip's death in 1131, he had his second son, Louis, crowned in his place. Louis Vl's reign ended with the marriage of his son and heir, Louis, to Eleanor of Aquitaine (1137). This extended the royal estates to the Pyrenees.

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