Charles-Henri Sanson

1739 - 1806

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Charles-Henri Sanson, full title Chevalier Charles-Henri Sanson de Longval (15 February 1739 – 4 July 1806), was the royal executioner of France during the reign of King Louis XVI, and High Executioner of the First French Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles-Henri Sanson has received more than 462,372 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles-Henri Sanson is the 1,616th most popular politician (down from 1,395th in 2019), the 607th most popular biography from France (down from 509th in 2019) and the 144th most popular French Politician.

Charles-Henri Sanson was a French executioner who was most famous for beheading King Louis XVI of France.

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Among politicians, Charles-Henri Sanson ranks 1,616 out of 15,710. Before him are Leonid Kuchma, Ricimer, Cao Rui, Sasaki Kojirō, Karađorđe, and Kamehameha I. After him are Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Li Zicheng, Hassanal Bolkiah, Albert II, Duke of Austria, Horst Köhler, and Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans.

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Among people born in 1739, Charles-Henri Sanson ranks 2Before him is Grigory Potemkin. After him are Maria Josepha of Bavaria, Charles François Dumouriez, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, Johann Baptist Wanhal, George Clinton, Charles-François Lebrun, Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Jean Chalgrin, and Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours. Among people deceased in 1806, Charles-Henri Sanson ranks 4Before him are Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Utamaro. After him are William V, Prince of Orange, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Carlo Gozzi, Michael Haydn, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, and Claude Nicolas Ledoux.

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Among people born in France, Charles-Henri Sanson ranks 607 out of 5,234. Before him are René Lacoste (1904), Roger I of Sicily (1031), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), Pasquale Paoli (1725), and Paul Claudel (1868). After him are Maurice Béjart (1927), Georges Perec (1936), Bernard Gui (1261), Alfred Jarry (1873), Pierre de Ronsard (1524), and Victor of Aveyron (1793).


Among politicians born in France, Charles-Henri Sanson ranks 144Before him are Yolande de Polastron (1749), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Albert Lebrun (1871), Peter IV of Aragon (1319), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), and Pasquale Paoli (1725). After him are Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677), Theuderic I (485), Paul Doumer (1857), Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), Magnentius (303), and Jean Parisot de Valette (1494).