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Charles V of France

1338 - 1380

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Charles V (21 January 1338 – 16 September 1380), called the Wise (French: le Sage; Latin: Sapiens), was King of France from 1364 to his death in 1380. His reign marked an early high point for France during the Hundred Years' War, with his armies recovering much of the territory held by the English, and successfully reversed the military losses of his predecessors. Charles became regent of France when his father John II was captured by the English at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles V of France has received more than 1,272,741 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Charles V of France is the 348th most popular politician (down from 325th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from France (up from 154th in 2019) and the 41st most popular French Politician.

Charles V of France is most famous for being the ruler of France from 1364 to 1422. He was also the ruler of Spain, the Holy Roman Emperor, and the King of Germany.

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Among politicians, Charles V of France ranks 348 out of 15,577Before him are Nerva, Constantine XI Palaiologos, Joachim Murat, Abbas the Great, François Mitterrand, and Muhammad Ali of Egypt. After him are Khafra, Turhan Hatice Sultan, Hafsa Sultan, Mustafa II, Stepan Bandera, and Philip I of Castile.

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Among people born in 1338, Charles V of France ranks 1After him are Tvrtko I of Bosnia, Joanna of Bourbon, Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Louis, King of Sicily, Alexios III of Trebizond, John Ball, Emperor Go-Kōgon, and Chungjeong of Goryeo. Among people deceased in 1380, Charles V of France ranks 1After him are Catherine of Siena, Bertrand du Guesclin, Haakon VI of Norway, Mamai, Elizabeth of Poland, Queen of Hungary, Inca Roca, Emperor Kōmyō, Manuel Kantakouzenos, Nizamüddin Ahmed Pasha, and Theodoric of Prague.

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Among people born in France, Charles V of France ranks 148 out of 6,011Before him are Georges Braque (1882), Pierre Bourdieu (1930), Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), Georges Seurat (1859), and Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640). After him are Jean Bodin (1530), Christian Dior (1905), Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754), Évariste Galois (1811), Pope Sylvester II (938), and Jean-François Millet (1814).


Among politicians born in France, Charles V of France ranks 41Before him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis XII of France (1462), Charles VIII of France (1470), Louis XI of France (1423), Joachim Murat (1767), and François Mitterrand (1916). After him are Charles IX of France (1550), Francis II of France (1544), Henry II of England (1133), Philip VI of France (1293), Louis X of France (1289), and Louis Bonaparte (1778).