Philip IV of France
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Philip IV of France

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Philip IV, called the great of girth, was King of France from 1285 until his death. He was the husband of Joan I of Navarre, by virtue of which he was, as Philip I, King of Navarre and Count of Champagne from 1284 to 1305.

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CHILDHOOD

1268 Birth Born in 1268.
When Louis died in May 1276, Philip became heir apparent.

TEENAGE

1284 16 Years Old 1 More Event
…  By virtue of his marriage with Joan I of Navarre, he was also Philip I, King of Navarre from 1284 to 1305. … Read More

TWENTIES

1293 25 Years Old In 1293 following a naval incident between the Normans and the English, Philip summoned Edward to the French court. … Read More

THIRTIES

1302 34 Years Old Philip suffered a major embarrassment when an army of 2,500 noble men-at-arms (knights and squires) and 4,000 infantry he sent to suppress an uprising in Flanders was defeated in the Battle of the Golden Spurs near Kortrijk on 11 July 1302. … Read More
1305 37 Years Old Still, in 1305, Philip forced the Flemish to accept a harsh peace treaty, playing out his superior diplomatic skills; the peace exacted heavy reparations and humiliating penalties, and added to the royal territory the rich cloth cities of Lille and Douai, sites of major cloth fairs. … Read More
1307 39 Years Old At daybreak on Friday, 13 October 1307, hundreds of Templars in France were simultaneously arrested by agents of Philip the Fair, to be later tortured into admitting heresy in the Order. … Read More

FORTIES

1308 40 Years Old …  Pursuant to the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1303), the marriage of Philip's daughter Isabella to the Prince of Wales, heir of Philip's enemy, celebrated at Boulogne, 25 January 1308, was meant to seal a peace; instead it would produce an eventual English claimant to the French throne itself, and the Hundred Years' War. … Read More
In March 1314, Philip had Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Temple, and Geoffroi de Charney, Preceptor of Normandy, burned at the stake. … Read More
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