Louis

biographical name (1)
Lou·​is | \ ˈlü-ē How to pronounce Louis (audio) , lü-ˈē\

Definition of Louis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

name of 18 kings of France: especially I 778–840 (reigned 814–840); V (le Fainéant) 967–987 (reigned—last Carolingian—986–987); IX (Saint) 1214–1270 (reigned 1226–70); XI 1423–1483 (reigned 1461–83); XII 1462–1515 (reigned 1498–1515); XIII 1601–1643 (reigned 1610–43); XIV 1638–1715 (reigned 1643–1715); XV 1710–1774 (reigned 1715–74); XVI 1754–1793 (reigned 1774–92; guillotined); XVII 1785–1795 (nominally reigned 1793–95); XVIII 1755–1824 (reigned 1814–15; 1815–24)

Louis

biographical name (2)
\ ˈlü-əs How to pronounce Louis (audio) \

Definition of Louis (Entry 2 of 2)

Joe 1914–1981 originally Joseph Louis Barrow American boxer

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