Charles V, Duke of Lorraine

1643 - 1690

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Charles V, Duke of Lorraine and Bar (French: Charles Léopold Nicolas Sixte; German: Karl V Leopold; 3 April 1643 – 18 April 1690) succeeded his uncle Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine as titular Duke of Lorraine and Bar in 1675; both duchies were occupied by France from 1634 to 1661 and 1670 to 1697. Born in exile in Vienna, Charles spent his military career in the service of the Habsburg Monarchy; he played an important role in the 1683-1696 Turkish War that reasserted Habsburg power in South-East Europe and ended his life as an Imperial Field Marshal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles V, Duke of Lorraine has received more than 193,761 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles V, Duke of Lorraine is the 178th most popular military personnel, the 108th most popular biography from Austria (up from 112th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Charles V, Duke of Lorraine is most famous for being the Duke of Lorraine, and for being the Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among military personnels, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine ranks 178 out of 1,466Before him are Paul Tibbets, Felix Steiner, Dragut, Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, and Joachim Peiper. After him are Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Pyotr Bagration, Joseph Joffre, Qasem Soleimani, Gotthard Heinrici, and Louis-Alexandre Berthier.

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Among people born in 1643, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine ranks 3Before him are Isaac Newton and Ahmed II. After him are Afonso VI of Portugal, Alessandro Stradella, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Henri Jules, Prince of Condé, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Johann Adam Reincken, Jean Chardin, and Fran Krsto Frankopan. Among people deceased in 1690, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine ranks 3Before him are Charles Le Brun and Margaret Mary Alacoque. After him are David Teniers the Younger, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, Philip William, Elector Palatine, Abraham Brueghel, Giovanni Legrenzi, Abraham van Beijeren, Isabel Luísa, Princess of Beira, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen.

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Among people born in Austria, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine ranks 108 out of 1,075Before him are Maximilian Schell (1930), Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906), Paul Feyerabend (1924), Paula Hitler (1896), Christoph Waltz (1956), and Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871). After him are Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), Ivan Illich (1926), Karl Polanyi (1886), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1738), and Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine ranks 2Before him are Otto Skorzeny (1908). After him are Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886), Franz Stangl (1908), Józef Poniatowski (1763), Alois Brunner (1912), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), Walter Nowotny (1920), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), and Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705).