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Charlemagne (English: ; French: [ʃaʁləmaɲ]) or Charles the Great (2 April 748 – 28 January 814), numbered Charles I, was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of the Lombards from 774, and the Emperor of the Romans from 800. During the Early Middle Ages, he united the majority of western and central Europe. He was the first recognised emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall of the Western Roman Empire around three centuries earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlemagne has received more than 12,034,453 page views. His biography is available in 145 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 143 in 2019). Charlemagne is the 10th most popular politician (up from 11th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from France (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Charlemagne ranks 10 out of 15,710. Before him are Donald Trump, Louis XIV of France, Augustus, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir Lenin. After him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Elizabeth I of England, Saladin, Jimmy Carter, Constantine the Great, and Attila.

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Among people born in 748, Charlemagne ranks 1After him is Abu-l-'Atahiya. Among people deceased in 814, Charlemagne ranks 1After him are Abu Nuwas, Krum, and Angilbert.

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Among people born in France, Charlemagne ranks 5 out of 5,234. Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), René Descartes (1596), and Joan of Arc (1412). After him are Voltaire (1694), Blaise Pascal (1623), Louis Pasteur (1822), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), and Jules Verne (1828).


Among politicians born in France, Charlemagne ranks 3Before him are Napoleon (1769) and Louis XIV of France (1638). After him are Louis XVI of France (1754), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Philip IV of France (1268), Claudius (-10), and Louis XIII of France (1601).