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The name of eighteen kings of France, etymologically representing the name of Clovis, who as king of the Franks was seen as founder of the French kingdom.

St Louis (1214–70), king of France (as Louis IX, from 1226), built the Sainte Chapelle in Paris as a shrine for the relic of Christ's Crown of Thorns. His feast day is 25 August.

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