Louis IX of France

1214 - 1270

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Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), commonly known as Saint Louis or Louis the Saint, was king of France from 1226 to 1270. Louis was crowned in Reims at the age of 12, following the death of his father Louis VIII; his mother, Blanche of Castile, ruled the kingdom as regent until he reached maturity, and then remained his valued adviser until her death. During Louis's childhood, Blanche dealt with the opposition of rebellious vassals and obtained a definitive victory in the Albigensian Crusade, which had started 20 years earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis IX of France has received more than 2,268,783 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Louis IX of France is the 195th most popular politician (down from 151st in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from France (down from 67th 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 195 out of 15,710Before him are Domitian, Francis II of France, Edward VI of England, Harun al-Rashid, George VI, and Heraclius. After him are George H. W. Bush, Osman II, Muawiyah I, Anwar Sadat, Frederick the Great, and Silvio Berlusconi.

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Among people born in 1214, Louis IX of France ranks 1After him are Isabella of England and Sturla Þórðarson. Among people deceased in 1270, Louis IX of France ranks 1After him are Béla IV of Hungary, Tannhäuser, Nachmanides, Margaret of Hungary, Shvarn, Maria Laskarina, Theobald II of Navarre, Isabelle of France, John Tristan, Count of Valois, Si Inthrathit, and Hethum I, King of Armenia.

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Among people born in France, Louis IX of France ranks 90 out of 5,234Before him are François Rabelais (1494), Louis Philippe I (1773), Francis II of France (1544), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), and Marcel Duchamp (1887). After him are Gustave Courbet (1819), Peter Abelard (1079), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Charles X of France (1757), and Napoleon II (1811).


Among politicians born in France, Louis IX of France ranks 22Before him are Caracalla (188), Henry III of France (1551), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Henry II of France (1519), Louis Philippe I (1773), and Francis II of France (1544). After him are Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), Louis XVIII of France (1755), Charles IX of France (1550), Philip II of France (1165), and Louis XII of France (1462).