Most Christian King

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Louis IX, date and artist unknown; Saint Edward's Hall Chapel, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana; photographed on 5 April 2016 by Eccekevin; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Title first given by Pope Stephen III, in 755, to Pepin le Bref, but it did not become the peculiar title of the kings of France till 1409, when it was conferred on them by Pope Paul II, in the time of Louis XI.

MLA Citation

  • “Most Christian King”. Illustrated Catholic Family Annual, 1881. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 January 2017. Web. 27 October 2020. <>