Philippe "le Bel" Capet Roi des Francs
- Born: Spring 1268, Fontainbleau, France
- Marriage: Jeanne de Navarre on 16 Aug 1284 in Paris, France
- Died: 20 Nov 1314, Fontainbleau, France at age 46
- Buried: 1314, Saint Denis Basilica
Other names for Philippe were Philip the Handsome and Philip V Capet King of France.
Noted events in his life were:
• Web Reference: Philip IV of France.
A member of the House of Capet, Philip was born at the Palace of Fontainebleau at Seine-et-Marne to King Louis IX's eldest son Philip the Bold and Isabella of Aragon. Two years later, his elder brother Louis became heir apparent when his grandfather died and his father ascended to the throne as King Philip III. When Louis died in May 1276, Philip became heir apparent. Philip's younger brother Robert also died in May 1276, leaving Philip and his younger brother Charles. Their stepmother, Marie of Brabant, was suspected of poisoning the two young boys; her first son, Louis, was born in the same month the two boys died.
Philippe was King of France from 1285 until his death. By virtue of his marriage with Joan I of Navarre, he was also, as Philip I, King of Navarre and Count of Champagne from 1284 to 1305.
Philippe married Jeanne de Navarre, daughter of Enrique de Navarre el Gordo and Blanche de Artois Princesse des France, on 16 Aug 1284 in Paris, France. (Jeanne de Navarre was born on 14 Jan 1273 in Bar-sur-Seine, France and died on 2 Apr 1305 in Chateau de Vincennes, France.)