Charles III, Duke of Bourbon

1490 - 1527

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Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (17 February 1490 – 6 May 1527) was a French military leader, the count of Montpensier, Clermont and Auvergne, and dauphin of Auvergne from 1501 to 1523, then duke of Bourbon and Auvergne, count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, Forez and La Marche, and lord of Beaujeu from 1505 to 1521. He was also the constable of France from 1515 to 1521. Also known as the Constable of Bourbon, he was the last of the great feudal lords to oppose the king of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles III, Duke of Bourbon has received more than 304,793 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Charles III, Duke of Bourbon is the 2,083rd most popular politician (up from 2,103rd in 2019), the 712th most popular biography from France (up from 724th in 2019) and the 161st most popular French Politician.

Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, was a French prince and military commander who fought for the French monarchy in the French Wars of Religion. He was the son of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and Agnes of Burgundy.

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Among politicians, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon ranks 2,083 out of 19,576Before him are Nikola Pašić, Theodosius III, Adolf of Germany, Aslan Maskhadov, Herennius Etruscus, and Afonso II of Portugal. After him are Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Géza II of Hungary, Alexander, Jehoram of Israel, Charles, Duke of Vendôme, and Evo Morales.

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Among people born in 1490, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon ranks 4Before him are Mimar Sinan, Albert, Duke of Prussia, and Adrian Willaert. After him are Olaus Magnus, Vittoria Colonna, Huáscar, Albert of Brandenburg, Florian Geyer, Ebussuud Efendi, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, and Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. Among people deceased in 1527, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon ranks 2Before him is Niccolò Machiavelli. After him are Diego Columbus, Juan de Grijalva, Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Charles de Lannoy, 1st Prince of Sulmona, Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Rodrigo de Bastidas, Johann Froben, Felix Manz, and Catherine of York.

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Among people born in France, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon ranks 712 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), Rudolph of France (890), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), David Guetta (1967), and Madame Roland (1754). After him are Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Robert Hossein (1927), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Pierre Boulez (1925), Nadia Boulanger (1887), and Samuel de Champlain (1567).


Among politicians born in France, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon ranks 161Before him are Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963), Louise of Savoy (1476), Alexandre Millerand (1859), François Ravaillac (1578), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), and Rudolph of France (890). After him are Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Jacques Pierre Brissot (1754), Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736), François Darlan (1881), William Longsword (893), and John, Duke of Berry (1340).