King Louis IX of France ruled for over forty years. He was crowned at the age of twelve, though his mother ruled until he became of age. He fathered eleven children, promoted Christianity, established leper hospitals and monasteries, led two crusades.
b. 4/25/1214 Poissy, France d. 8/25/1270 Tunis, North Africa (on crusade)
Patronage: Crusaders, Barbers, Parenthood, Builders, Grooms, Hairstylists, Needle workers
Feast Day: August 25