Roy Louis VII Capet, "le Jeune"

Roy Louis VII Capet, "le Jeune"

Male 1120 - 1180  (60 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Louis VII Capet 
    Prefix Roy 
    Suffix "le Jeune" 
    Born 1120 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Sep 1180  Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7615  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Roy Louis Capet, VI, 'the Fat',   b. 1081,   d. 1 Aug 1137, Chateau Bethizy nr.Paris Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Family ID F3430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eleanore d' Aquitaine,   b. Abt 1122, Chateau de Belin, Guinne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1204, l'Abbaye de Fontevraul, Maine-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Jul 1136  Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Capet,   b. Abt 1138,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Marie Capet,   b. 1145,   d. 1198  (Age 53 years)
     3. Alix Capet,   b. 1150,   d. 1197  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2690  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Constance de Castilla,   d. 1160 
    Married 1154 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Capet,   b. 1158,   d. 1198, Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Alice Capet,   b. 1160
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F3432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Alix de Champagne,   b. 1140,   d. 4 Jun 1206, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1160 
    Children 
     1. Roy Philippe II August de France,   b. 22 Aug 1165, Gonesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1223, Mantes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Comtesse Alix de France,   b. 1170,   d. Aft 1200  (Age 31 years)
     3. Agnès de France,   b. 1171,   d. Aft 1240  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F3431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 NN 1,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Philippe Capet,   d. 1161
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2002 
    Family ID F154303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1180 - Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • King of France (1137-1180).
      Louis VII, the second son of King Louis VI the Fat, was crowned in 1131 and succeeded his father in l l 37. A few days before the latter's death, Louis VII married Eleanor of Aquitaine. She brought as her dowry the entire south-west of France. From the beginning of his reign, Louis VII the Younger was faced with a serious crisis involving the Pope and Thibaud IV of Champagne, concer­ning the appointment of the Archbishop of Bourges (1142-1144). Eventually, the King of France was forced into submission by the Treaty of Vitry. In order to expiate his faults, Louis VII announced his intention to become a crusader. He took part in the Second Crusade in the Holy Land, preached by Bernard of Clairvaux, with Emperor Conrad III, leaving his kingdom under the control of Abbot Suger who acted as Regent for two years (1147-1149). The crusade however, was a total failure. Louis VIII lost his army and the episode also revealed the beginnings of discord between the royal spouses. After the death of Suger in 1151, the king finally had his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine annuled by the Council of Beaugency (1152). The queen, who had given Louis no heir, immediately remarried, with Henry II Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy and future King of England (1154). The marriage represented a serious threat for Louis VII since Henry then had control of almost the whole of the western half of France and was, therefore, more powerful than the French monarch. This marked the beginning of a long struggle between Capetians and Plantagenets, a struggle that was to last for three centuries. Louis VII supported his enemies in order to combat the King of England, first Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury (1164-1170) then the English monarchs rebel sons (1173-1174) but the French sovereign was unable to shake his enemy's power. The Treaty of Gisors (1180) marked the end of this series of wars between France and England. Louis VII's reign also highlighted a continued strengthening of royal authority over the provinces. In particular, he was the first king to publish ordinances, such as the one in 1155 which decla­red a ten-year peace in the kingdom. Louis VII only had an heir when he took a third wife, Adela of Champagne, and after a reign lasting 28 years. His heir was Philip Augustus, born in 1165 and crowned in 1179.


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