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Monday 25th of August 1270

750 years ago He Was Subject to mos Teutonicus

King of France Louis IX aka Saint Louis dies of dysentery at the age of 56 in Tunis, Protectorat Français, Tunisia.

After Louis IX his death his body was subject to the process known as mos Teutonicus (a postmortem funerary custom used in medieval Europe whereby the flesh was boiled from the body, so that the bones of the deceased could be transported hygienically from distant lands back home) for its transportation back to France.