Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

1685 - 1740

Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

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 decree 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 1,013,633 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 222nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 220 out of 14,801Before him are Osman II, Alexander I of Russia, Ögedei Khan, Yuri Andropov, Harun al-Rashid, and Odoacer. After him are Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis XVII of France, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Empress Dowager Cixi, Matthias Corvinus, and Alexander III of Russia.

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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, Brook Taylor, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Johann Maria Farina, Jean-Marc Nattier, Edward England, John Gay, and Bartolomeu de Gusmão. 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, Tahmasp II, Abbas III, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Antonio Lotti, Jan Kupecký, Olof Rudbeck the Younger, and Baji Rao I.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 21 out of 799Before him are Karl Popper (1902), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Niki Lauda (1949), Johann Strauss II (1825), and Alfred Adler (1870). After him are Johann Strauss I (1804), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Rudolf Steiner (1861), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Romy Schneider (1938), and Egon Schiele (1890).

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Among politicians born in Austria, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 6Before him are Adolf Hitler (1889), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741). After him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Theodoric the Great (454), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), and Ferdinand I of Austria (1793).

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