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Louis VI
Birth: Dec. 1, 1081
Paris
City of Paris
Īle-de-France, France
Death: Aug. 1, 1137
Bethisy-Saint-Pierre
Departement de l'Oise
Picardie, France

French Royalty. Born in Paris, Louis was the only son and heir of King Philip I and his wife Bertha of Holland. He was called "The Fat" (Le Gros) for obvious reasons. Due to his father's failing health, Louis held the reigns of power long before Philip's death on 29 July 1108. Much of his 29-year reign was spent fighting French barons over the crown lands, or the English King Henry I over the possession of Normandy. Louis married Lucienne de Rochefort in 1104, and they had one daughter, Isabelle. Louis had the marriage annulled three years later. He then married Adelaide de Maurienne, a princess of Savoy, on 3 August 1115. They had eight children. Louis was the first of the Capetian dynasty rulers to make lasting inroads toward centralizing royal power in France. He died of dysentery at the castle of Bethisy-Saint-Pierre at the age of 55. He was succeeded by his son Louis (the Young), who was better suited to, and intended for, a monastic life rather than the throne. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip I of France (1052 - 1108)
  Bertha of Holland (1055 - 1093)
 
 Spouse:
  Adelaide of Savoy (1092 - 1154)
 
 Children:
   Philippe de France (1116 - 1131)*
   King Louis VII (1120 - 1180)*
  Henry of France (1121 - 1175)*
  Robert I de Dreux (1123 - 1188)*
  Peter I of France (1126 - 1183)*
  Philippe de France (1133 - 1161)*
 
 Sibling:
  Constance of France, Princess of Antioch (1078 - 1126)*
   Louis VI (1081 - 1137)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Denis Basilique
Saint-Denis
Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis
Īle-de-France, France
 
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Record added: Apr 03, 2001
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