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King Louis VII of France (1120-1180) and Wifes

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Louis VII (1120 – 18 September 1180), called the Younger or the Young (French: le Jeune), was King of the Franks from 1137 to 1180. He was the son and successor of King Louis VI (hence the epithet "the Young") and married Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe.
King of the Franks:
Senior king: 1 August 1137 – 18 September 1180
Coronation: 25 December 1137, Bourges
Junior king: 25 October 1131 – 1 August 1137
Coronation: 25 October 1131, Reims Cathedral
Predecessor: Louis VI
Successor: Philip II
Born: 1120
Died: 18 September 1180 (aged 59–60)
Paris
Burial: Barbeau Abbey, then (1817) Saint Denis Basilica
Spouse: Eleanor of Aquitaine
​(m. 1137; annulled 1152)​
Constance of Castile
​(m. 1154; died 1160)​
Adèle of Champagne ​(m. 1160)​
Issue:
Marie, Countess of Champagne
Alix, Countess of Blois
Margaret, Queen of England and Hungary
Alys, Countess of Vexin
Philip II, King of France
Agnes, Byzantine Empress
House: Capet
Father: Louis VI of France
Mother: Adélaide of Maurienne

Louis' children by his three marriages:
with Eleanor of Aquitaine:
  • Marie (1145 – 11 March 1198), married Henry I of Champagne
  • Alix (1151–1197/1198), married Theobald V of Blois

with Constance of Castile:
  • Margaret (1158 – August/September 1197), married (1) Henry the Young King; (2) King Béla III of Hungary
  • Alys (4 October 1160 – ca. 1220), engaged to Richard I of England; she married William IV, Count of Ponthieu

with Adele of Champagne:
  • Philip II Augustus (22 August 1165 – 1223)
  • Agnes (1171 – after 1204), married 1) Alexius II Comnenus (1180–1183), 2) Andronicus I Comnenus (1183–1185), then 3) Theodore Branas (1204)

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_VII_of_France
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Louis VII remains which were buried at Notre-Dame de Barbeau somehow escaped the attention of the Sansculottes in 1793 unlike the tombs of the abbots and nobles .
The abbey was ransacked and set on fire but the kings tomb and remains survived and taken to Saint-Denis by order of King Louis XVIII in 1817.

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How long was Princess Alys engaged to King Richard I of England?
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