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Philippe Auguste II & Isabella

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Name:
Isabelle De Hainault
Date of Birth:
April 5, 1170
Place:
Valenciennes, Flanders
Date of Death:
March 15, 1190
Place:
Paris, France
Parents:
Baldwin VIII,
Count Of Flanders & Hainault &
Margaret De Lorraine
Date of Marriage:
April 28, 1180
Place:
Bapaume, France
Name:
Philippe Auguste II,
King of France

Date of Birth:
August 22, 1165
Place:
Paris, France
Date of Death:
July 14, 1223
Place:
Mantes, France
Parents:
Louis VII,
King of France &
Adele (Alix),
Countess of Champagne
Children:
Louis VIII,
King of France

Facts:
Louis VII, King of France was in declining health, and so he had Philippe II crowned at Reims in 1179. He reigned as the King of France until his death on July 14, 1223. As king, he would become one of the most successful in consolidating France into one royal domain. He seized the territories of Maine, Touraine, Anjou, Brittany, and all of Normandy from King John of England. His decisive victory at the Battle of Bouvines over King John and a coalition of forces that included Otto IV of Germany ended the immediate threat of challenges to this expansion (1214) and left Philippe as the most powerful monarch in all of Europe. He went on the Third Crusade with Richard the Lionhearted and the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick I Barbarossa (1189-1192). King Philippe would play a significant role in one of the greatest centuries of innovation in construction and in education. With Paris as his capital, he had the main thoroughfares paved, built a central market, Les Halles, continued the construction begun in 1163 of the Gothic Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, constructed the Louvre as a fortress and gave a charter to the University of Paris (the Sorbonne) in 1200. Under his guidance, Paris became the first city of teachers the medieval world had known.





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