St Lewis' Catholic Primary School

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Who was St Lewis?


  • Born on 25 April 1214 at Poissy, near Paris
  • Son of King Louis XIIIand Blanche of Castile
  • He became King at the age of 12 when his father died suddenly
  • His mother, Blanche, ruled France as regentunitl he reached maturity
  • Louis' mother instilled in him her devout Christianity and he grew up a very holy man
  • He built Sainte Chapelle in Paris which is now one of the most beautiful in France and very famous.
  • King Louis IX collected many relics of Jesus. The only ones left are the crown of thorns, a nail and a fragment of the cross.
  • He married Margaret of Provence and they are thought to have had 11 children
  • King Louis IX went on Crusades in the Middle East
  • He died at the age of 56
  • His son Philip III became King of France
  • King Louis IX was proclaimed a saint in 1297 by Pope Boniface VIII for being a model ‘Christian King’.