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St Louis

There are two saints who share this name. Saint Louis of Toulouse was born in 1274 and died in 1297, the year in which he was canonised. His attributes are a crown and sceptre. He was a Franciscan, reluctantly elevated to a bishopric, and a member of the powerful Angevin family which ruled much of the south of France and the kingdom of Naples.

The other Saint Louis is Louis IX, King of France (1214 - 1270). This saint is famed for his crusades and gathering of relics from the Holy Land. He is the patron saint of Paris and his attributes are a crown of thorns and nails from the cross.