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Charles II of Navarre

1332 - 1387

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Charles II (10 October 1332 – 1 January 1387), known as the Bad, was King of Navarre beginning in 1349, as well as Count of Évreux beginning in 1343, holding both titles until his death in 1387. Besides the Kingdom of Navarre nestled in the Pyrenees, Charles had extensive lands in Normandy, inherited from his father, Count Philip of Évreux, and his mother, Queen Joan II of Navarre, who had received them as compensation for resigning her claims to France, Champagne, and Brie in 1328. Thus, in Northern France, he possessed Évreux, Mortain, parts of Vexin, and a portion of Cotentin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles II of Navarre has received more than 503,934 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Charles II of Navarre is the 1,472nd most popular politician (down from 1,455th in 2019), the 540th most popular biography from France (up from 548th in 2019) and the 129th most popular French Politician.

Charles II of Navarre is most famous for his role in the War of the Three Henrys, which was a conflict between his uncle, Henry III of France, and his two other uncles, Henry I of Navarre and Henry II of England.

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Among politicians, Charles II of Navarre ranks 1,472 out of 15,577Before him are Baldwin I, Latin Emperor, John VI Kantakouzenos, Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Manuel Noriega, Alcide De Gasperi, and Isaac I Komnenos. After him are Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Sultan Cem, Avitus, Gaston, Duke of Orléans, Musaylimah, and René of Anjou.

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Among people born in 1332, Charles II of Navarre ranks 3Before him are Ibn Khaldun and John V Palaiologos. After him are Xu Da, Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, Theodora Kantakouzene, Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg, Vladislaus II of Opole, and William Langland. Among people deceased in 1387, Charles II of Navarre ranks 1After him are Peter IV of Aragon, Elizabeth of Bosnia, Olaf II of Denmark, Abraham Cresques, and Çandarlı Kara Halil Hayreddin Pasha.

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Among people born in France, Charles II of Navarre ranks 540 out of 6,011Before him are Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (1172), William of Rubruck (1220), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Rashi (1040), William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071), and Joseph Black (1728). After him are Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), Avitus (395), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), René of Anjou (1409), Carus (230), and Niki de Saint Phalle (1930).


Among politicians born in France, Charles II of Navarre ranks 129Before him are Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), Antoine of Navarre (1518), Pauline Bonaparte (1780), Chilperic I (539), Caroline Bonaparte (1782), and Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (1172). After him are Avitus (395), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), René of Anjou (1409), Carus (230), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), and Theuderic I (485).