Saint Louis King of France
Louis, King of France, was crowned at the young age of 12 and married at 19. He focused heavily on the less fortunate by founding hospitals, caring for the sick and inviting the poor to his palace for meals. King Louis also reformed the judicial system, ended the practice of trial by battle, and promoted the arts and achitecture. In an act of humility, he presented his own royal crown to Christ and said, "There is but one King of France!” Louis died defending the faith during a late 13th-century crusade.