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 Louis VI

Louis VI

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 1 Aug 1137 (aged 55)
Bethisy-Saint-Pierre, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 21089 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21089
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis VI (1 Dec 1081–1 Aug 1137), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21089, citing Saint Denis Basilique, Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .