Charles VI of France

1368 - 1422

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Charles VI (3 December 1368 – 21 October 1422), called the Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé) and later the Mad (French: le Fol or le Fou), was King of France from 1380 until his death in 1422. He is known for his mental illness and psychotic episodes which plagued him throughout his life. He ascended the throne at the age of eleven, while his father left behind a favorable military situation, marked by the reconquest of most of the English possessions in France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles VI of France has received more than 2,452,604 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Charles VI of France is the 296th most popular politician, the 138th most popular biography from France (up from 139th in 2019) and the 37th most popular French Politician.

Charles VI of France is most famous for his role in the 100 Years War and for being the king of France when Joan of Arc was executed.

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Among politicians, Charles VI of France ranks 296 out of 15,710Before him are Nerva, Croesus, Sejong the Great, Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Cardinal Mazarin, and Konstantin Chernenko. After him are Elizabeth of Russia, Shimon Peres, Hugh Capet, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hu Jintao, and Constantine XI Palaiologos.

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Among people born in 1368, Charles VI of France ranks 1After him are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Joan of Navarre, Queen of England, Albert II, Duke of Bavaria, and Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1422, Charles VI of France ranks 2Before him is Henry V of England. After him are Taejong of Joseon and Michelle of Valois.

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Among people born in France, Charles VI of France ranks 138 out of 5,234Before him are Saint Sebastian (300), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Jacques Chirac (1932), Charles VIII of France (1470), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), and Jean-François Millet (1814). After him are Jacques Cartier (1491), Hugh Capet (940), François Viète (1540), Edward IV of England (1442), Évariste Galois (1811), and Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933).


Among politicians born in France, Charles VI of France ranks 37Before him are Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), Georges Danton (1759), Philippe Pétain (1856), Louis XVII of France (1785), Jacques Chirac (1932), and Charles VIII of France (1470). After him are Hugh Capet (940), Edward IV of England (1442), Louis XI of France (1423), Philip V of Spain (1683), François Mitterrand (1916), and Charles V of France (1338).