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 1,450,776 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor is the 185th most popular politician (up from 220th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Austria 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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Among politicians, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 185 out of 15,710Before him are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Rodrigo Duterte, Mars, David Ben-Gurion, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, and Al Gore. After him are Puyi, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis Philippe I, Domitian, Francis II of France, and Edward VI of England.

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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 William Kent. Among people deceased in 1740, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Pope Clement XII, Anna of Russia, Frederick William I of Prussia, Maria Anna of Neuburg, Tahmasp II, Abbas III, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Antonio Lotti, Jan Kupecký, Baji Rao I, and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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Among people born in Austria, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 21 out of 1,075Before him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Alfred Adler (1870), Johann Strauss II (1825), and Erwin Schrödinger (1887). After him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Charles I of Austria (1887), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), and Romy Schneider (1938).

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