Biography of Samson Mauvoison Archbishop Reims -1161

In 1140 Samson Mauvoison Archbishop Reims was appointed Archbishop Reims.

Louis and Eleanor's Divorce

On 11 Mar 1152 the marriage of Louis VII King Franks (age 32) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 30) was dissolved by in Château de Beaugency, Beaugency, Loiret on the grounds of consanguinity. Both Louis and Eleanor were present as were the Archbishops of Rouen and Bordeaux. Samson Mauvoison Archbishop Reims acted on behalf of Eleanor. In dissolving the marriage Louis lost control of the Duchy of Aquitaine which was to have far reaching consequences for the next three centuries.

In 1161 Samson Mauvoison Archbishop Reims died.