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Louis VI the Fat
King of the Franks (more...)
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Reign 29 July 11081 August 1137
Coronation 3 August 1108, Cathedral Ste Croix, Orléans
Born (1081-12-01)1 December 1081
Birthplace Paris, France
Died 1 August 1137(1137-08-01) (aged 55)
Place of death Béthisy-Saint-Pierre, France
Buried Saint Denis Basilica, Paris, France
Predecessor Philip I
Successor Louis VII
Consort Lucienne de Rochefort
Adélaide de Maurienne (10921154)
Children Philip, Rex Filius (11161131)
Louis VII (11201180)
Henry, Archbishop of Reims (11211165)
Robert, Count of Dreux (c.11231188)
Constance, Countess of Toulouse (c.11241176)
Philip, Archdeacon of Paris (11251161)
Peter, Lord of Courtenay (d. Bet. 1179-1183) (c.11251183)
Royal House House of Capet
Father Philip I (23 May 105229 July 1108)
Mother Bertha of Holland (c.1055-1094)

Louis VI (1 December 10811 August 1137), called the Fat (French: le Gros), was King of France from 1108 until his death (1137).

Marriages and children

He married in 1104: 1) Lucienne de Rochefort — the marriage was cancelled.

  • Their child:
    • 1) Isabelle (c.1105 – before 1175), married (ca 1119) William of Vermandois, seigneur of Chaumont

He married in 1115: 2) Adélaide de Maurienne (10921154)

  • Their children:
      1. Philip (1116October 13, 1131), King of France (112931), not to be confused with his brother of the same name; died from a fall from a horse.
      2. Louis VII (1120November 18, 1180), King of France
      3. Henry (112175), archbishop of Reims
      4. Hugues (born ca 1122)
      5. Robert (ca 1123October 11, 1188), count of Dreux
      6. Constance (ca 1124August 16, 1176), married first Eustace IV, count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.
      7. Philip (112561), bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.
      8. Peter of France (ca 112583), married Elizabeth, lady of Courtenay


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