Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine

1524 - 1574

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Charles de Lorraine (17 February 1524 – 26 December 1574), Duke of Chevreuse, was a French Cardinal, a member of the powerful House of Guise. He was known at first as the Cardinal of Guise, and then as the second Cardinal of Lorraine, after the death of his uncle, Jean, Cardinal of Lorraine (1550). He was the protector of François Rabelais and Pierre de Ronsard and founded Reims University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine has received more than 110,916 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine is the 6,096th most popular politician (down from 5,546th in 2019), the 1,838th most popular biography from France (down from 1,694th in 2019) and the 446th most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine ranks 6,096 out of 19,576Before him are Reccared II, Muryeong of Baekje, Otto Braun, Cao Zhang, Takahashi Korekiyo, and Urus Khan. After him are Thyra, Baldwin VII, Count of Flanders, Al-Mustanjid, Abdul Rahim Hatif, Witteric, and Seyni Kountché.

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Among people born in 1524, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine ranks 8Before him are Luís de Camões, Pierre de Ronsard, Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Joseph Nasi, Diego de Landa, and Louise Labé. After him are Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, Rani Durgavati, François Hotman, Plautilla Nelli, Elizabeth of Denmark, Duchess of Mecklenburg, and Martin Guerre. Among people deceased in 1574, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine ranks 11Before him are Georg Joachim Rheticus, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Renée of France, Maarten van Heemskerck, Ebussuud Efendi, and Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry. After him are Marie of Cleves, Princess of Condé, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Guru Amar Das, Louis of Nassau, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and Damião de Góis.

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Among people born in France, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine ranks 1,838 out of 6,770Before him are Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Charlotte Bonaparte (1802), Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly (1508), Christian Boltanski (1944), Elias, Duke of Parma (1880), and Pierre Soulages (1919). After him are Antoine Baumé (1728), André Jolivet (1905), John V, Duke of Brittany (1389), Jean Chapelain (1595), Medardus (470), and Jacques Mesrine (1936).


Among politicians born in France, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine ranks 446Before him are Louis, Prince of Condé (1668), Jean-Antoine Marbot (1754), Guillaume de Beaujeu (1300), Lucile Desmoulins (1770), Jean-Luc Dehaene (1940), and Charlotte Bonaparte (1802). After him are Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency (1594), Charles Dupuy (1851), Le Pétomane (1857), William V, Duke of Aquitaine (969), Florestan I, Prince of Monaco (1785), and Michelle of Valois (1395).