|known as Saint Louis. 1214--70, king of France (1226--70): led the Sixth Crusade (1248--54) and was held to ransom (1250); died at Tunis while on another crusade|
The largest city in Missouri.
Note: Known as the “Gateway to the West” because of its importance as a staging area for wagon trains in the nineteenth century. The Gateway Arch, made of steel and several hundred feet high, stands in St. Louis in commemoration of this fact.