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Louis IX of France
b. April 25, 1214 – d. August 25, 1270
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Louis IX
RulersLouis IXSaintly king of France“Jerusalem, Jerusalem.”—Louis IX’s dying wordsHe didn’t act like a king. He wore hair shirts and visited hospitals, sometimes emptying the bedpans. He collected relics and built a chapel to house them.Such unkingly behavior was one reason Louis IX developed
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Louis IX
Louis IX (1214–1270)King of France, 1226–1270; saintSon of King Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile, Louis IX acceded to the throne upon his father’s death in November 1226. Only twelve at the time, he ruled under the regency of his strong-willed mother, who continued to exercise a powerful influence