Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

1685 - 1740

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Charles VI (German: Karl; Latin: Carolus; 1 October 1685 – 20 October 1740) was Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of the Austrian Habsburg monarchy from 1711 until his death, succeeding his elder brother, Joseph I. He unsuccessfully claimed the throne of Spain following the death of his relative, Charles II. In 1708, he married Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, by whom he had his four children: Leopold Johann (who died in infancy), Maria Theresa (the last direct Habsburg sovereign), Maria Anna (Governess of the Austrian Netherlands), and Maria Amalia (who also died in infancy). Four years before the birth of Maria Theresa, faced with his lack of male heirs, Charles provided for a male-line succession failure with the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713. The Emperor favoured his own daughters over those of his elder brother and predecessor, Joseph I, in the succession, ignoring the Mutual Pact of Succession he had signed during the reign of his father, Leopold I. Charles sought the other European powers' approval. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 1,987,302 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor is the 220th most popular politician (down from 156th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Austria (down from 17th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Austrian Politician.

Charles VI was Holy Roman Emperor from 1711 to 1740. He is most famous for being the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Austrian Succession.

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Over the past year Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor has had the most page views in the with 308,056 views, followed by Spanish (119,972), and German (83,183). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (428.28%), Wu Chinese (97.16%), and Swahili (50.39%)


Among politicians, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 220 out of 19,576Before him are Kublai Khan, Jacques Chirac, Tomyris, Klemens von Metternich, Louis IX of France, and Nicholas I of Russia. After him are Harun al-Rashid, Sonia Gandhi, Leopold II of Belgium, Joseph Goebbels, António de Oliveira Salazar, and Sennacherib.

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Among people born in 1685, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 3Before him are Johann Sebastian Bach, and George Frideric Handel. After him are George Berkeley, Domenico Scarlatti, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Brook Taylor, Jean-Marc Nattier, Johann Maria Farina, Edward England, John Gay, and Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve. Among people deceased in 1740, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Pope Clement XII, Frederick William I of Prussia, Anna of Russia, Maria Anna of Neuburg, Abbas III, Tahmasp II, Antonio Lotti, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Jan Kupecký, and Baji Rao I.

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Among people born in Austria, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 20 out of 1,424Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Karl Popper (1902), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), and Alfred Adler (1870). After him are Klara Hitler (1860), Romy Schneider (1938), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), and Charles I of Austria (1887).

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