Charles Martel

688 - 741

Charles Martel

Charles Martel (c. 688 – 22 October 741) was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, as Duke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace, was the de facto ruler of Francia from 718 until his death. He was a son of the Frankish statesman Pepin of Herstal and Pepin's mistress, a noblewoman named Alpaida. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Martel has received more than 2,218,696 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Charles Martel ranks 8 out of 1,194Before him are Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Timur, Charles de Gaulle, Spartacus, and Chiang Kai-shek. After him are Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, Themistocles, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, and Oda Nobunaga.

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Among people born in 688, Charles Martel ranks 1After him are Roderic, Marwan II, and Jianzhen. Among people deceased in 741, Charles Martel ranks 1After him are Leo III the Isaurian, Pope Gregory III, and Theudoald.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Charles Martel ranks 3 out of 658Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500) and Audrey Hepburn (1929). After him are Pepin the Short (715), Jan van Eyck (1395), Clovis I (466), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Andreas Vesalius (1514), and Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908).


Among military personnels born in Belgium, Charles Martel ranks 1After him are Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Maxime Weygand (1867), Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1787), and Adrian Carton de Wiart (1880).

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