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Friday, May 23, 2008

Philip I of France

On this date in our family history . . . the 23rd day of May . . . in the year 1053 . . . Philip I of France is born . . . this future King of France, the son of Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev, is a 25th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history timeline . . .

Memoirs of the Queens of France By Annie Forbes Bush: "During the first nine years of her marriage Anne addressed fervent and unceasing prayers to heaven for the gift of a child at length her supplications were granted in 1053 and she gave birth to Philip afterwards king of France in "

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