Louis IX of France

1214 - 1270

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Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), commonly revered as Saint Louis, was King of France from 1226 until his death in 1270. He is widely recognized as the most distinguished of the Direct Capetians. Following the death of his father, Louis VIII, he was crowned in Reims at the age of 12. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis IX of France has received more than 3,434,402 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Louis IX of France is the 218th most popular politician (down from 155th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from France (down from 71st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular French Politician.

Louis IX of France is most famous for being a devout Catholic, and for leading the Seventh Crusade.

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Among politicians, Louis IX of France ranks 218 out of 19,576Before him are Olav V of Norway, Xi Jinping, Kublai Khan, Jacques Chirac, Tomyris, and Klemens von Metternich. After him are Nicholas I of Russia, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Harun al-Rashid, Sonia Gandhi, Leopold II of Belgium, and Joseph Goebbels.

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Among people born in 1214, Louis IX of France ranks 1After him are Al-Qurtubi, Isabella of England, and Sturla Þórðarson. Among people deceased in 1270, Louis IX of France ranks 1After him are Béla IV of Hungary, Nachmanides, Margaret of Hungary, Theobald II of Navarre, Tannhäuser, Maria Laskarina, Shvarn, John Tristan, Count of Valois, Toros Roslin, Si Inthrathit, and David VII of Georgia.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis IX of France ranks 86 out of 6,770Before him are Madame du Barry (1743), Louis Braille (1809), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Louis XVII of France (1785), Pierre de Coubertin (1863), and Jacques Chirac (1932). After him are Pope Urban II (1042), Gustave Courbet (1819), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Michel de Montaigne (1533), and Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749).


Among politicians born in France, Louis IX of France ranks 22Before him are Charles X of France (1757), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), Louis XVII of France (1785), and Jacques Chirac (1932). After him are Caracalla (188), Louis XI of France (1423), François Mitterrand (1916), Philip II of France (1165), Philip V of Spain (1683), and Henry II of France (1519).