Saint Louis of Toulouse

detail of a painting of Saint Louis of Anjou; oil on wood by Vincente Carducci, date unknown; Musée d'Histoire, Marseille, France; photographed on 28 June 2013 by Rvalette; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Louis of Anjou
  • Ludwig of….

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Born to the nobility, the son of Charles II of Anjou, king of Naples. Great-nephew of Saint Louis IX, and of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Grew up in Provence (in modern France). Spent seven years as a hostage for his father at Barcelona and Tarragona in Spain. Ordained at age 23. Friar Minor. Reluctant bishop of Toulouse, France for the last six months of his life.

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  • “Saint Louis of Toulouse“. Saints.SQPN.com. 23 January 2015. Web. 1 February 2015. <>