Louis VIII of France

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Louis VIII
Louis VIII's seal
King of France
Reign14 July 1223 – 8 November 1226
Coronation6 August 1223, Reims Cathedral
PredecessorPhilip II of France
SuccessorLouis IX of France
Born5 September 1187
Paris, France
Died8 November 1226
Château de Montpensier, France
IssueLouis IX of France
HouseCapetian dynasty
FatherPhilip II of France

Louis VIII (5 September 1187 – 8 November 1226) was King of France from 1223 to 1226. From 1216 to 1217, he invaded and claimed the Kingdom of England (he was never crowned). This was part of the rebellion by the barons against King John.

He died of dysentery on 8 November 1226 and was buried in the Basilica of Saint-Denis.