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 822,105 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Charles IV of France is the 408th most popular politician (down from 405th in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from France (up from 187th in 2019) and the 49th 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 408 out of 15,710Before him are Radovan Karadžić, Moctezuma II, Mithridates VI of Pontus, Rüstem Pasha, Charles I of England, and Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. After him are Mahmud I, Servius Tullius, Henry the Fowler, Rurik, Taejo of Joseon, and Charles the Fat.

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

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Among people born in France, Charles IV of France ranks 186 out of 5,234Before him are Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Pope Urban V (1310), Pope Urban VI (1318), Charles the Bold (1433), Petronius (27), and Thérèse of Lisieux (1873). After him are Pope Benedict XII (1280), Honoré Daumier (1808), Saint Roch (1295), Roland Barthes (1915), Gustave Doré (1832), and Henri Rousseau (1844).


Among politicians born in France, Charles IV of France ranks 49Before him are Charles V of France (1338), Joachim Murat (1767), Philip VI of France (1293), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis X of France (1289), and Richard II of England (1367). After him are Henry II of England (1133), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), John II of France (1319), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Charles the Simple (879), and Georges Pompidou (1911).