Saturday, April 30, 2011

30 Avril 1245

Philippe III, called "Le Hardi" (The Stout or the Bold), was born in Poissy to the House of Capet. King of France from 1270 to 1285, he was the son of Louis IX and Margaret of Provence and involved in the Crusades with his father. His parents were more aggressive personalities whereas Philippe III was more retired and quiet and was called Le Hardi because of his horsemanship and boldness in battle.

Married to Isabella of Aragon and Maria of Brabandt, he sired 8 children. He died at the age of 40 of dysentery during the Siege of Girona.

Dante refers to Philippe III in his "Divine Comedy" as the small-nosed.

No comments:

Post a Comment