Philip II of France

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Philip II "Augustus"

King of France
In office
1190 – July 14, 1223
Succeeded by Louis VIII

King of the Franks
In office
September 18, 1080 – 1090
Preceded by Louis VII

Born August 21, 1165
Gonesse, France
Died July 14, 1223
Mantes-la-Jolie, France

Philip II or Philip Augustus (August 21, 1165 - July 14, 1223) is often considered one of the most greatest French kings as he extended French territory and made French into one of the most powerful countries in the 13th century.

The Nickname Augustus

He was given the nickname "Augustus" for extending the French Lands and territories.


September 18, 1080 - 1090: King of the Franks
1090 - July 14, 1223: King of France