Charles Edward Stuart

1720 - 1788

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Charles Edward Louis John Sylvester Maria Casimir Stuart (31 December 1720 – 30 January 1788) was the elder son of James Francis Edward Stuart making him the grandson of James VII and II, and the Stuart claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1766 as Charles III. During his lifetime, he was also known as "the Young Pretender" and "the Young Chevalier"; in popular memory, he is known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Born in Rome to the exiled Stuart court, he spent much of his early and later life in Italy. In 1744, he travelled to France to take part in a planned invasion to restore the Stuart monarchy under his father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Edward Stuart has received more than 6,966,911 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Charles Edward Stuart is the 2,133rd most popular politician (down from 1,684th in 2019), the 755th most popular biography from Italy (down from 627th in 2019) and the 137th most popular Italian Politician.

Charles Edward Stuart was the grandson of James II, the last Catholic king of England. He led a rebellion against the British government in 1745.

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Among politicians, Charles Edward Stuart ranks 2,133 out of 19,576Before him are Taksin, Ebrahim Raisi, Milan I of Serbia, Peroz I, Atia, and Taichang Emperor. After him are Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, William Longsword, Sanakht, Stefan Dečanski, John, Duke of Berry, and Barkiyaruq.

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Among people born in 1720, Charles Edward Stuart ranks 4Before him are Baron Munchausen, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and Philip, Duke of Parma. After him are Carlo Gozzi, Anna Maria Mozart, James Hargreaves, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Emperor Sakuramachi, Heraclius II of Georgia, Charles Bonnet, and Vilna Gaon. Among people deceased in 1788, Charles Edward Stuart ranks 4Before him are Charles III of Spain, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. After him are Thomas Gainsborough, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Johann Georg Hamann, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, José, Prince of Brazil, and Infante Gabriel of Spain.

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Among people born in Italy, Charles Edward Stuart ranks 755 out of 5,161Before him are Luca della Robbia (1399), Emilio Segrè (1905), Atia (-85), Vincenzo Galilei (1520), Domenico Modugno (1928), and Lino Ventura (1919). After him are Marie Joséphine of Savoy (1753), Curzio Malaparte (1898), Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe (1749), Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), Louise of Orléans (1812), and Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360).


Among politicians born in Italy, Charles Edward Stuart ranks 137Before him are William II of Sicily (1153), Gaius Octavius (-100), Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (1920), Manfred, King of Sicily (1232), Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150), and Atia (-85). After him are Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe (1749), Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), Louise of Orléans (1812), Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este (1787), Teia (550), and Gianni Agnelli (1921).