Talk:Louis VI of France

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Working Classes?[edit]

Louis endeared himself to the working classes of France? Surely an anachronism? Perhaps the author meant peasantry? There weren't many people doing the jobs we now associate with the proletariat. I'd change the text, but I don't even know if the broader assertion is accurate.--Iacobus 00:53, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Nineteenth Century fantasy pictures[edit]

I am not responsible for removing the picture from this article, but I do question the value of these portraits. They mostly end up looking like a nineteenth century gentleman wearing a crown and mock medieval robes. There is, of course, no realistic portrait of Louis VI, because medieval illustrators were not concerned with portraits as we know them. However, a picture of Louis VI from as close to his reign as can be sourced (manuscript, coin, etc) would surely be more valuable - at least it would give us more of the flavour of the culture and concept of kingship extant from Louis' reign. Strange to say, I don't have such an illustration at hand, but I will keep a look out for one.--Iacobus 00:40, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm with Iacobus on this. Later 'fantasy' illustrations of historical events and persons are nice, but doubtfully appropriate to an encyclopaedia article (except maybe to a last section dealing with 'later legends' etc.) Wikipedia articles on history are a bit overloaded with them. Andrew Dalby 07:32, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Gigantic Infobox[edit]

The infobox at the top of this page really distorts the article. It's really huge -- can it be trimmed so that there isn't an enormous tract of white space after the intro paragraph? Larry Dunn 13:35, 11 April 2007 (UTC)


Louis VI, denier, Bourges, 1108-1137.

Here's a coin with the (mangled) effigy of Louis VI (the crown is especially visible in the upper part of the effigy). Feel free to insert it into the article. Cheers PHG (talk) 07:49, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Louis VI the Fat[edit]

As per published university sources[1], he was known as Louis the Fat. --Vrok (talk) 00:07, 16 April 2012 (UTC)