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St. Louis IX
The only canonized king of France was known for his moral integrity that placed him in good stead with his European counterparts. As king he knew his job was to serve the poor as much as the rich and he was instrumental in bringing justice and political and economic stability to his kingdom. He was so fair that he introduced the notion of presumption of innocence in criminal proceedings. He died on a crusade to Tunisia at the age of 56.

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