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Charles IV of France

1294 - 1328

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Charles IV (18/19 June 1294 – 1 February 1328), called the Fair (le Bel) in France and the Bald (el Calvo) in Navarre, was last king of the direct line of the House of Capet, King of France and King of Navarre (as Charles I) from 1322 to 1328. Charles was the third son of Philip IV; like his father, he was known as "the fair" or "the handsome".Beginning in 1323 Charles was confronted with a peasant revolt in Flanders, and in 1324 he made an unsuccessful bid to be elected Holy Roman Emperor. As Duke of Guyenne, King Edward II of England was a vassal of Charles, but he was reluctant to pay homage to another king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles IV of France has received more than 1,079,823 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Charles IV of France is the 487th most popular politician (down from 408th in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from France (down from 186th in 2019) and the 54th most popular French Politician.

Charles IV of France is most famous for being the first king of France to be crowned in Reims.

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Among politicians, Charles IV of France ranks 487 out of 15,577Before him are Lycurgus of Sparta, Lucius Verus, Peter II of Russia, Atahualpa, Alexios I Komnenos, and Juan Perón. After him are Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Jiang Zemin, Menachem Begin, Şehzade Cihangir, Nader Shah, and Macrinus.

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Among people born in 1294, Charles IV of France ranks 1After him are Kusunoki Masashige, John, Duke of Durazzo, Simonida, Chungsuk of Goryeo, Hugh V, Duke of Burgundy, John of Montfort, Hugh IV of Cyprus, and Joan of Valois, Countess of Hainaut. Among people deceased in 1328, Charles IV of France ranks 2Before him is Ibn Taymiyyah. After him are Meister Eckhart, Clementia of Hungary, Isabella of Castile, Queen of Aragon, John of Montecorvino, Charles, Duke of Calabria, Yesün Temür, Galeazzo I Visconti, Ragibagh Khan, Prince Hisaaki, and Castruccio Castracani.

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Among people born in France, Charles IV of France ranks 208 out of 6,011Before him are Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Henri Rousseau (1844), Léon Foucault (1819), Richard II of England (1367), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), and Georges Méliès (1861). After him are Saint Roch (1295), Pope Innocent VI (1282), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Gustave Doré (1832), John II of France (1319), and Petronius (27).


Among politicians born in France, Charles IV of France ranks 54Before him are Louis VIII of France (1187), Louis VII of France (1120), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Georges Pompidou (1911), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), and Richard II of England (1367). After him are John II of France (1319), Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), François Hollande (1954), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Philip V of France (1293), and Philip III of France (1245).