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King Philip II (Philip Augustus; Philippe II, Philippe Auguste)

Born: 1165 AD
Died: 1223 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: King, Monarch


1165 - Philippe Auguste, born on the 21st of August in Paris, France, the son of Louis VII. His reign formed a key period in the development of the mediaeval kingdom of France.

1179 - 1223 - Reigned King of France.

1180 - He was married on the 28th of April to Isabelle of Hainaut, who brought the County of Artois as her dowry.

1190 - He embarked on the Third Crusade, but returned the following year to concentrate on attacking the continental lands of the Angevin kings of England.

1193 - On the 15th of August, he married Ingeborg, daughter of King Valdemar I of Denmark due to Isabelle's death while giving birth.

1196 - On the 7th of May, married to Agnes of Merania from Dalmatia due to the refusal of Ingeborg to be crowned Queen.

1123 - Died on the 14th of July at Mantes and was interred in Saint Denis Basilica. His son by Isabelle de Hainaut, Louis VIII, was his successor.


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