Charles IX of France

1550 - 1574

Charles IX of France

Charles IX (27 June 1550 – 30 May 1574) was King of France from 1560 until his death in 1574 from tuberculosis. He ascended the throne of France upon the death of his brother Francis II in 1560. After decades of tension, war broke out between Protestants and Catholics after the massacre of Vassy in 1562. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles IX of France has received more than 3,309,973 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 248th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Charles IX of France ranks 245 out of 14,801Before him are Babur, Charles VII of France, António de Oliveira Salazar, Shimon Peres, Mehmed VI, and Muawiyah I. After him are Thutmose III, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, François Mitterrand, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, Catherine I of Russia, and Clara Zetkin.

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Among people born in 1550, Charles IX of France ranks 1After him are Safiye Sultan, Willem Barentsz, John Napier, Charles IX of Sweden, Henry I, Duke of Guise, Camillus de Lellis, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Jang-geum, John Davis, Do-Aklin, and Karin Månsdotter. 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, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Maarten van Heemskerck, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louis of Nassau, and Guru Amar Das.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles IX of France ranks 114 out of 4,109Before him are Philip II of France (1165), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Louis XI of France (1423), Charles VII of France (1403), Jacques Lacan (1901), and Alexandre Dumas fils (1824). After him are François Mitterrand (1916), François Villon (1431), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Henri Poincaré (1854), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), and Évariste Galois (1811).


Among politicians born in France, Charles IX of France ranks 30Before him are Louis XVII of France (1785), Louis Philippe I (1773), Georges Danton (1759), Philip II of France (1165), Louis XI of France (1423), and Charles VII of France (1403). After him are François Mitterrand (1916), Charles VIII of France (1470), Philippe Pétain (1856), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Hugh Capet (940), and Charles VI of France (1368).

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