Monday, May 28, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th secular

Louis VII, “the Young”, 1137-1180
- not a strong king, but pious - in 1147, he inspired the 2nd Crusade - returned, beaten, two years later to all sorts of problems - his marriage to Eleanor of Acquitaine annulled in 1152 (she quickly married Henry II of England, which gave Henry more power in France than Louis)
- 1170, the “masters” (teachers) of Paris were recognized as a group, marking the beginning of the University of Paris

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