Birth of Philip II Augustus, Last King of the Franks and First King of France

Birth of Philip II Augustus, Last King of the Franks and First King of France

Philip II Augustus of France

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Philip II Augustus of France is born in Gonesse, France. The last king of the Franks and the first king of France, Philip will be one of the most successful of all medieval French rulers.

Under his leadership, Paris will become one of the greatest cities of Europe, especially when it comes to scholarship and learning. He also expands influence and power of the French monarchy over more and more territory in what will be modern France.

Philip II Augustus will be one of the leaders of the Third Crusade, fighting alongside Richard I, the Lionheart of England who will otherwise be his rival in Europe.

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