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 Louis IX of France

Louis IX of France

Birth
Poissy, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Death 25 Aug 1270 (aged 56)
Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 21091 · View Source
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French Monarch. A native of Poissy, Louis IX served as king of France between 1226 and his death. A renowned patron of arts, he married Margaret of Provence in 1234 and fathered eleven children. Passing away in Carthage during the second crusade, probably of dysentery, his body was successively boiled so that the bones could be transported hygienically from distant lands back home. Some of his entrails are said to have been buried directly on the spot in what is now Tunisia, where the so called 'Tomb of Saint-Louis' can still be visited to this day. His heart and other entrails were sealed in an urn and placed inside the cathedral of Monreale, Sicily, while his bones were laid to rest at the Basilique Saint-Denis in his native France. The latter, along with its magnificent monument, was destroyed during the French Revolution. Pope Boniface VIII canonized Louis in 1297. He remains the only French king to be declared a saint. This location contains his bones only.

Bio by: Eman Bonnici



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21091
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis IX of France (25 Apr 1214–25 Aug 1270), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21091, citing Saint Denis Basilique, Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .