Louis VIII


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Louis VIII

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(Biography) known as Coeur-de-Lion. 1187–1226, king of France (1223–26). He was offered the English throne by opponents of King John but his invasion failed (1216)
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Noun1.Louis VIII - king of France who increased the power of the Crown over the feudal lords (1187-1226)Louis VIII - king of France who increased the power of the Crown over the feudal lords (1187-1226)
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Many French Canadians in the Valley benefit from recent research in obscure European archives that has provided solid documentation that two families who settled in New France during the 17th century descended from King Louis VIII and, through him, to the Emperor Charlemagne.
King Louis VIII of France led another crusade in 1226 and the Inquisition established itself in Toulouse in 1229.