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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, as well as 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 844,354 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Charles-Henri Sanson is the 1,624th most popular politician (down from 1,614th in 2019), the 572nd most popular biography from France (up from 606th in 2019) and the 137th 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 1,624 out of 15,577Before him are Almanzor, Otto of Greece, Seti II, Hoshea, Ramiz Alia, and Theophanu. After him are Faisal II of Iraq, Jeroboam II, Stefan Nemanja, Aung San, Mentor, and Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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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, George Clinton, Johann Baptist Wanhal, Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Jean Chalgrin, Charles-François Lebrun, and François Claude Amour, marquis de Bouillé. Among people deceased in 1806, Charles-Henri Sanson ranks 4Before him are Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Utamaro. After him are Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, William V, Prince of Orange, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Carlo Gozzi, Michael Haydn, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, and William Pitt the Younger.

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Among people born in France, Charles-Henri Sanson ranks 572 out of 6,011Before him are Boris Vian (1920), Jules Michelet (1798), Richard Clayderman (1953), Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Peter the Hermit (1050), and Syagrius (430). After him are François Arago (1786), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Paul Dukas (1865), Roger I of Sicily (1031), Gaston Leroux (1868), and Alaric II (458).


Among politicians born in France, Charles-Henri Sanson ranks 137Before him are Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), René of Anjou (1409), Carus (230), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), Theuderic I (485), and Childebert I (497). After him are Alaric II (458), Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Pasquale Paoli (1725), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848), and Yolande de Polastron (1749).