1081 - 1137 (56 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Louis Capet |
||VI, 'the Fat' |
||1 Aug 1137
||Chateau Bethizy nr.Paris
||Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW
||19 Mar 2010 |
||Adelaide di Savoya, b. 1100, d. 18 Nov 1154 (Age 54 years) |
||Abt Apr 1115
||Paris, Île-de-France, Fr
| ||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 (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 , d. 11 Oct 1188, Braine (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)|
||19 Mar 2010 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 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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