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Philip II of France

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Philip II Augustus
King of France
Reign18 September 1180 – 14 July 1223
Coronation1 November 1179
PredecessorLouis VII
SuccessorLouis VIII
Born21 August, 1165
Gonesse, France
Died14 July, 1223
Mantes-la-Jolie, France
SpouseIsabelle of Hainaut (1170-1190)
Ingeborg of Denmark (1175-1236)
Agnes of Merania (d.1201)
IssueLouis VIII (1187-1226)
Marie of France (1198-1224)
Philip, Count of Clermont (1200-1234)
HouseHouse of Capet
FatherLouis VII of France (1120-1180)
MotherAdèle of Champagne (1140-1206)

Philip II of France (21 August 1165 – 14 July 1223), was King of France from 1180 to 1223.

Early Life

Philip was born on August 21st 1165, he was the son of Louis VII of France’Louis The Younger’(1120-1180) and Adèle of Champagne.Philip was called at his birth ‘Dieudonne’,because he was the son that his father had longed for, for nearly 30 years.

Ascension And Early Reign

Louis VII died in 1180 at the age of 60, this meant Philip was now King Philip II of France at the age of only 15.

Though he was just a teenager, Philip quickly showed that a competent and ambitious King.