BIOGRAPHY OF LOUIS VII KING FRANKS 1120-1180

GENERAL

Descent French Royalty: Son Louis "Fat" VI King France

EVENTS

In 1120 Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 was born to Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137 (38) and Adelaide Savoy -1154 at Paris, France

On 25 Jul 1137 Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (17) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (15) were marriedThird Cousin Once Removed

On 01 Aug 1137 Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (17) succeeded VII King Franks

In 1142 the forces of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (22) seized Vitry-le-François. Over 1000 residents were killed when the church in which they had sought protection was set on fire.

In 1145 Marie Capet 1145-1198 was born to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (25) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (23)

On Jul 1150 Alix Capet 1150-1197 was born to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (30) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (28)

On 11 Mar 1152 the marriage of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (32) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (30) was dissolved by Hugh Toucy Archbishop Sens -1168 in Beaugency, Loiret on the grounds of consanguinity. Both Louis and Eleanor were present as were the Archbishops of Rouen and Bordeaux. Samson Unknown Archbishop Reims -1161 acted on behalf of Eleanor. In dissolving the marriage Louis lost control of the Duchy of Aquitaine which was to have far reaching consequences for the next three centuries.

In 1154 Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (34) and Constance Ivrea 1140-1160 (14) were married in Orleans, France. Somewhat curiously they were more closely related than Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (34) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (32) whose married had been annulled for that reason. Third Cousin Once Removed

On 05 Feb 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (22) paid homage to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (36) for his lands in Normandy, France, Anjou, France and Aquitaine, France.

In 1157 Margaret Capet 1157-1197 was born to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (37) and Constance Ivrea 1140-1160 (17)

On 04 Oct 1160 Alys Capet 1160-1220 was born to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (40) and Constance Ivrea 1140-1160 (20)

On 13 Nov 1160 Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (40) and Adèle Blois were married a month or so after his second wife had died in childbirth; Louis needed an heir. Third Cousin Once Removed

In Oct 1161 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (28) and Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (41) met at Fréteval and made peace.

On 22 Aug 1165 Philip Augustus II King France 1165-1223 was born to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (45) and Adèle Blois in Gonesse. The much longed for heir to the crown of France; named after his father. He was also given the name 'Dieu Donné' meaning God Given.

In 1171 Agnes Capet 1171-1204 was born to Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (51) and Adèle Blois

In 1173 Hugh Lacy 4th Baron Lacy 1134-1186 (38) held against Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (53) at Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure, Haute Normandie

On 18 Sep 1180 Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180 (60) died in Paris, France

ANCESTRY

Father: Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137

GrandFather: Philip "Amorous" I King France 1052-1108

1G GrandFather: Henry I King France 1008-1060

2G GrandFather: Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031

3G GrandFather: Hugh I King France 941-996

4G GrandFather: Hugh "Great" Capet Count Paris 898-956

4G GrandMother: Hedwig Saxon-Ottonian 910-965

3G GrandMother: Adelaide Poitiers 945-1004

4G GrandFather: William "Towhead" Poitiers III Duke Aquitaine 915-963

4G GrandMother: Gerloc aka Adela Normandy 912-962

2G GrandMother: Constance Arles 986-1034

3G GrandFather: William "Liberator" Arles 1st Count Provence, 1st Count Arles 950-993

3G GrandMother: Adelaide-Blanche Ingelger 940-1026

4G GrandFather: Fulk "Good" Ingelger 2nd Count Anjou 905-960

4G GrandMother: Gerberge Unknown

1G GrandMother: Anne Rurik 1030-1075

2G GrandFather: Yaroslav "The Wise" Rurik

GrandMother: Bertha Countholland 1055-1094

1G GrandFather: Floris Countholland I Count Holland 1025-1061

2G GrandFather: Dirk Countholland III Count Holland -1039

3G GrandFather: Arnulf Countholland Count Holland 950-993

4G GrandFather: Dirk Countholland II Count Holland 925-988

4G GrandMother: Hildegarde Flanders 934-990

3G GrandMother: Luitgarde Luxembourg-Ardennes

4G GrandFather: Sigfried Luxembourg-Ardennes Count Ardennes 922-998

4G GrandMother: Hedwig Nordgau

2G GrandMother: Othelindis d Bernard Margrave Nordmark

1G GrandMother: Gertrude Billung 1030-1113

2G GrandFather: Bernard Billung II Duke Saxony 995-1059

2G GrandMother: Eilika Schweinfurt

3G GrandFather: Henry Schweinfurt

Mother: Adelaide Savoy -1154

GrandFather: Humbert "Fat" Savoy II Count Savoy 1065-1103

1G GrandFather: Amadeus Savoy II Count Savoy 1050-1080

2G GrandFather: Otto Savoy 1023-1057

3G GrandFather: Humbert "White-Handed" Savoy I Count Savoy 980-1042

GrandMother: Gisela Ivrea

1G GrandFather: William Ivrea I Count Burgundy 1020-1087

2G GrandFather: Reginald Ivrea I Count Burgundy 986-1057

3G GrandFather: Otto-William Ivrea I Count Burgundy 960-1026

3G GrandMother: Ermentrude Unknown

4G GrandFather: Renaud Unknown

2G GrandMother: Alice Normandy 1002-1038

3G GrandFather: Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy 963-1026

4G GrandFather: Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy 932-996

4G GrandMother: Gunnora Unknown

3G GrandMother: Judith Penthièvre 982-1017

4G GrandFather: Conan "Crooked" Penthièvre III Duke Brittany -992

4G GrandMother: Ermengarde-Gerberga Ingelger 956-1024

1G GrandMother: Ettiennette Unknown