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Charles I of Anjou

1226 - 1285

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Charles I (early 1226/1227 – 7 January 1285), commonly called Charles of Anjou or Charles d'Anjou, was a member of the royal Capetian dynasty and the founder of the second House of Anjou. He was Count of Provence (1246–1285) and Forcalquier (1246–1248, 1256–1285) in the Holy Roman Empire, Count of Anjou and Maine (1246–1285) in France; he was also King of Sicily (1266–1285) and Prince of Achaea (1278–1285). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles I of Anjou has received more than 402,759 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Charles I of Anjou is the 612th most popular politician (up from 630th in 2019), the 252nd most popular biography from France (up from 260th in 2019) and the 64th most popular French Politician.

Charles I of Anjou is most famous for being the king of Sicily and Jerusalem.

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Among politicians, Charles I of Anjou ranks 612 out of 15,577Before him are Taejo of Goryeo, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Peleus, Honorius, and Heydar Aliyev. After him are Emperor Jimmu, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Chun Doo-hwan, Charles the Simple, Khufu, and Juliana of the Netherlands.

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Among people born in 1226, Charles I of Anjou ranks 1After him are Bar Hebraeus, Guy, Count of Flanders, Ata-Malik Juvayni, Bolesław V the Chaste, Herman VI, Margrave of Baden, Gertrude of Austria, and Blanche of Navarre, Duchess of Brittany. Among people deceased in 1285, Charles I of Anjou ranks 2Before him is Philip III of France. After him are Pope Martin IV, Peter III of Aragon, Francesca da Rimini, Kunigunda of Halych, Theodora of Trebizond, Philip I, Count of Savoy, John I, Duke of Saxony, Yekuno Amlak, Rutebeuf, and John II of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in France, Charles I of Anjou ranks 252 out of 6,011Before him are Colette (1873), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Philip the Good (1396), Charles Gounod (1818), Pierre Corneille (1606), and Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611). After him are Vincent de Paul (1581), Charles the Simple (879), Joseph Fouché (1759), Georges Cuvier (1769), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778).


Among politicians born in France, Charles I of Anjou ranks 64Before him are Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Philip V of France (1293), Philip III of France (1245), Georges Clemenceau (1841), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), and Philip the Good (1396). After him are Charles the Simple (879), Philip I of France (1052), John the Fearless (1371), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Henry I of France (1008), and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767).