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Louis VIII of France

1187 - 1226

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Louis VIII (5 September 1187 – 8 November 1226), nicknamed The Lion (French: Le Lion), was King of France from 1223 to 1226. As prince, he invaded England on 21 May 1216 and was excommunicated by a papal legate on 29 May 1216. On 2 June 1216, Louis was proclaimed "King of England" by rebellious barons in London, though never crowned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis VIII of France has received more than 1,136,723 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Louis VIII of France is the 411th most popular politician (up from 484th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from France (up from 221st in 2019) and the 48th most popular French Politician.

Louis VIII of France is most famous for being the first king of France to die in battle, which occurred during the Battle of Mansourah.

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Among politicians, Louis VIII of France ranks 411 out of 15,577Before him are Louis X of France, Stephen I of Hungary, Servius Tullius, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Charles III of Spain, and Louis Bonaparte. After him are George III of the United Kingdom, Baibars, Yongle Emperor, Oleg of Novgorod, José Mujica, and Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1187, Louis VIII of France ranks 1After him are Arthur I, Duke of Brittany, Konrad I of Masovia, Henry of Latvia, and Manuel Doukas. Among people deceased in 1226, Louis VIII of France ranks 2Before him is Francis of Assisi. After him are Waleran III, Duke of Limburg, Az-Zahir, and Zu Jia.

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Among people born in France, Louis VIII of France ranks 176 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Jeanne Calment (1875), Louis X of France (1289), Henry Cavendish (1731), Louis Bonaparte (1778), and Joseph Bonaparte (1768). After him are Pope John XXII (1244), Pope Urban V (1310), François Viète (1540), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Louis de Broglie (1892), and Gérard Depardieu (1948).


Among politicians born in France, Louis VIII of France ranks 48Before him are Charles IX of France (1550), Francis II of France (1544), Henry II of England (1133), Philip VI of France (1293), Louis X of France (1289), and Louis Bonaparte (1778). After him are Louis VII of France (1120), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Georges Pompidou (1911), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), Richard II of England (1367), and Charles IV of France (1294).