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Charles IX of France

1550 - 1574

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Charles IX (Charles Maximilien; 27 June 1550 – 30 May 1574) was King of France from 1560 until his death in 1574. He ascended the French throne upon the death of his brother Francis II in 1560, and as such was the penultimate monarch of the House of Valois. Charles' reign saw the culmination of decades of tension between Protestants and Catholics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles IX of France has received more than 4,776,111 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Charles IX of France is the 371st most popular politician (down from 231st in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from France (down from 101st in 2019) and the 42nd most popular French Politician.

Charles IX of France is most famous for signing the Edict of Nantes in 1598, which granted Protestants the right to worship in France.

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Among politicians, Charles IX of France ranks 371 out of 15,577Before him are Chagatai Khan, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Władysław II Jagiełło, Eva Perón, Henry VI of England, and John III Sobieski. After him are Dido, Abdulmejid I, Zenobia, Galba, Alaric I, and Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Among people born in 1550, Charles IX of France ranks 2Before him is Safiye Sultan. After him are John Napier, Willem Barentsz, Charles IX of Sweden, Henry I, Duke of Guise, Camillus de Lellis, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Jang-geum, John Davis, Karin Månsdotter, and Stanislaus Kostka. Among people deceased in 1574, Charles IX of France ranks 3Before him are Selim II and Giorgio Vasari. After him are Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Renée of France, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Maarten van Heemskerck, Ebussuud Efendi, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and Louis of Nassau.

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Among people born in France, Charles IX of France ranks 158 out of 6,011Before him are Évariste Galois (1811), Pope Sylvester II (938), Jean-François Millet (1814), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Jacques Cousteau (1910), and Erik Satie (1866). After him are Charles Baudelaire (1821), Francis II of France (1544), Jacques Cartier (1491), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), and Charles the Bold (1433).


Among politicians born in France, Charles IX of France ranks 42Before him are Louis XII of France (1462), Charles VIII of France (1470), Louis XI of France (1423), Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), and Charles V of France (1338). After him are Francis II of France (1544), Henry II of England (1133), Philip VI of France (1293), Louis X of France (1289), Louis Bonaparte (1778), and Louis VIII of France (1187).