Charles IX of France

1550 - 1574

Photo of Charles IX of France

Icon of person Charles IX of France

Charles IX (Charles Maximilien; 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 3,954,815 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Charles IX of France is the 231st most popular politician (up from 245th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from France (up from 113th in 2019) and the 26th 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 82.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Charles IX of Frances by language


Among politicians, Charles IX of France ranks 231 out of 15,710Before him are Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Suleiman II, Harald V of Norway, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Christina, Queen of Sweden. After him are Mahmud II, Lech Wałęsa, Sulla, Joe Biden, Olof Palme, and Nicholas I of Russia.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


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

Others Born in 1550

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1574

Go to all Rankings

In France

Among people born in France, Charles IX of France ranks 101 out of 5,234Before him are Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), Louis XVIII of France (1755), André Gide (1869), Rudolf Diesel (1858), and Bernard of Clairvaux (1090). After him are Philip II of France (1165), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Albert Schweitzer (1875), Louis XII of France (1462), Paul Verlaine (1844), and Godfrey of Bouillon (1060).


Among politicians born in France, Charles IX of France ranks 26Before him are Louis Philippe I (1773), Francis II of France (1544), Louis IX of France (1214), Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), and Louis XVIII of France (1755). After him are Philip II of France (1165), Louis XII of France (1462), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Charles VII of France (1403), Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), and Georges Danton (1759).