Louis X of France

King of France from 1314 to 1316

Louis X (4 October 1289 – 5 June 1316), known as the Quarrelsome (French: le Hutin), was King of France from 1314 and King of Navarre as Louis I from 1305 until his death. He freed Serfs who couldn't buy their freedom and allowed Jews into the Kingdom. His short reign was marked by tensions with the Nobility, due to economic reforms started during the reign of his father Philip IV. He was succeeded by his son John I.

Louis X
King of France
Miniature depiction from the Vie de saint Louis, 1330-1340
Reign29 November 1314 – 5 June 1316
PredecessorPhilip IV of France
SuccessorJohn I of France
Born4 October 1289
Paris, France
Died5 June 1316
Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, France
Burial7 June 1316
Margaret of Burgundy
(m. 1305; died 1315)

IssueJohn I of France
HouseCapetian dynasty
FatherPhilip IV of France

Louis inherited the Kingdom of Navarre from his mother Joan on 4 April 1305 and was coronated on 1 October 1307. Louis' first wife would be found guilty of infidelity during the Tour de Nesle affair.

He died on 5 June 1316 from either pneumonia or pleurisy after a game of real tennis and was buried in the Basilica of Saint-Denis where his effigy still exists.

King Louis X's tomb effigy in Saint-Denis Basilica