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Louis VIII

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known as Coeur-de-Lion. 1187–1226, king of France (1223–26). He was offered the English throne by opponents of King John but his invasion failed (1216)
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Louis VIII

Capetian king of France from 1223 who spent most of his short reign establishing royal power in Poitou and Languedoc.

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