Philip II Augustus 1165-1223
Philip II was also called Philip Augustus,
or Philippe Auguste in French.
He was King of France from 1179-1223.
One of his greatest accomplishments was the re-capture of many
French territories from the English.
He was also the king who created
france. In 1185, Philip made
Henri I Clément the
first marshal of France.
Philip went on the
The Family of Philip II Augustus
Philip's father was Louis VII.
His mother was Adela of
In 1180, Philip married a girl named Isabella.
Their son was
Isabella died in 1190 and Philip married Ingeborg.
English Possessions in France
At the time, England dominated a considerable part of France, i.e. Normandy,
Maine, Anjou, Touraine, Aquitaine, and Brittany were all in English
Here is a map:
Map of France 1154-1184
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Philip successfully fought English kings
Richard I, and
John and won back most of
the French territories.
And here is the map of Philip's
MAP OF EUROPE 1190
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