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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 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 1,621,709 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor is the 158th most popular politician (up from 185th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Austria (up from 21st in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among politicians, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 158 out of 15,577Before him are Lech Wałęsa, Maximilien Robespierre, Paul von Hindenburg, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Alfred the Great, and Louis IX of France. After him are Ivar the Boneless, Darius III, Mehmed I, William I, German Emperor, Skanderbeg, and Rodrigo Duterte.

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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, 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, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Antonio Lotti, Jan Kupecký, and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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Among people born in Austria, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 17 out of 1,237Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Karl Popper (1902), Stefan Zweig (1881), and Erwin Schrödinger (1887). After him are Alfred Adler (1870), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Charles I of Austria (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), and Johann Strauss II (1825).

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