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Louis 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.

King Georges War

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King George's War (1744–48) Inconclusive struggle between France and Britain for control of North America. Both sides enlisted Native American allies in fighting disputed boundaries in Nova Scotia, New England and the Ohio Valley. The Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748) restored conquered territory by mutual agreement.


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louis French gold coin. XVII. In full louis d'or (of gold); application of the name of many French kings :- Ludovīcus, latinization of G. Ludwig.

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