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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, grandson of James II and VII, 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 6,248,611 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Edward Stuart is the 1,708th most popular politician (down from 1,286th in 2019), the 629th most popular biography from Italy (down from 527th in 2019) and the 107th 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 1,708 out of 15,577Before him are Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, Crown Prince Sado, Talaat Pasha, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Pasquale Paoli, and Nadezhda Alliluyeva. After him are Charles Albert of Sardinia, Kamose, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Bona Sforza, Albert II, Duke of Austria, and Userkaf.

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Among people born in 1720, Charles Edward Stuart ranks 3Before him are Baron Munchausen and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. After him are Anna Maria Mozart, Philip, Duke of Parma, Carlo Gozzi, James Hargreaves, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Emperor Sakuramachi, Vilna Gaon, Charles Bonnet, and Heraclius II of Georgia. 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, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Johann Georg Hamann, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Infante Gabriel of Spain, and José, Prince of Brazil.

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Among people born in Italy, Charles Edward Stuart ranks 629 out of 4,668Before him are Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), Pope Stephen VII (850), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Pope Anastasius II (450), Joanna I of Naples (1326), and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507). After him are Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Bona Sforza (1494), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Angela Merici (1474), Ornella Muti (1955), and Agostino Carracci (1557).


Among politicians born in Italy, Charles Edward Stuart ranks 107Before him are Libius Severus (420), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Giulio Andreotti (1919), and Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810). After him are Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Bona Sforza (1494), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Desiderius (710), Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), and Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90).