Charles IX of Sweden

1550 - 1611

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Charles IX, also Carl (Swedish: Karl IX; 4 October 1550 – 30 October 1611), reigned as King of Sweden from 1604 until his death. He was the youngest son of King Gustav I (r. 1523–1560) and of his second wife, Margaret Leijonhufvud, the brother of King Eric XIV and of King John III, and the uncle of Sigismund, who became king both of Sweden and of Poland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles IX of Sweden has received more than 647,305 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Charles IX of Sweden is the 727th most popular politician (down from 726th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Swedish Politician.

Charles IX was King of Sweden from 1604 to 1611. He was the son of King Charles VIII and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp. He was the last Swedish ruler of the male line of the House of Vasa.

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Over the past year Charles IX of Sweden has had the most page views in the with 92,712 views, followed by Swedish (84,409), and Russian (24,419). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Northern Sami (117.37%), Southern Azerbaijani (72.70%), and West Frisian (58.81%)


Among politicians, Charles IX of Sweden ranks 727 out of 19,576Before him are Peter I of Serbia, Ion Antonescu, Jair Bolsonaro, Justin Trudeau, Edvard Beneš, and Alexander Kerensky. After him are John III of Sweden, Ptolemy IV Philopator, Valentinian I, Benjamin Harrison, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Subhas Chandra Bose.

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Among people born in 1550, Charles IX of Sweden ranks 5Before him are Safiye Sultan, Charles IX of France, John Napier, and Willem Barentsz. After him are Henry I, Duke of Guise, Camillus de Lellis, Jang-geum, John Davis, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Stanislaus Kostka, and Karin Månsdotter. Among people deceased in 1611, Charles IX of Sweden ranks 1After him are Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Henry Hudson, Bartholomeus Spranger, Eleanor de' Medici, Katō Kiyomasa, Charles, Duke of Mayenne, Sanada Masayuki, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Kuyucu Murad Pasha, and Jan Huyghen van Linschoten.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Charles IX of Sweden ranks 31 out of 1,879Before him are Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Ingrid of Sweden (1910), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), and Tomas Tranströmer (1931). After him are John III of Sweden (1537), Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901), Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906), Emanuel Swedenborg (1688), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), and Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Charles IX of Sweden ranks 11Before him are Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Olof Palme (1927), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), and Oleg of Novgorod (900). After him are John III of Sweden (1537), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), and Charles XI of Sweden (1655).