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|King of France|
|Reign||17th February, 1229 - 2nd December, 1258|
|Born||5th June, 1220 |
|Died||2nd December, 1258 |
|Spouse||Avita of Savoy|
Eleanor of Provence
|Mother||Joan of Champagne|
His minority was dominated by his mother Joan of Champagne, who by all accounts was a mediocre regent stirring up the only-recently quelled peasantry with demands for taxation. She was quickly side-lined and the Bishop of Reims would oversee the remainder of Philip's minority.
Much of Philip's later reign would be geared toward ensuring the succession of his sole heir, a daughter; Catherine.