Charles XV of Sweden

1826 - 1872

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Charles XV or Carl (Carl Ludvig Eugen; Swedish and Norwegian officially: Karl; 3 May 1826 – 18 September 1872) was King of Sweden and Norway, there often referred to as Charles IV, from 8 July 1859 until his death in 1872. Charles was the third Swedish monarch from the House of Bernadotte. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles XV of Sweden has received more than 621,172 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Charles XV of Sweden is the 903rd most popular politician (up from 1,091st in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 48th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Swedish Politician.

Charles XV of Sweden is most famous for being the King of Sweden from 1859 to 1872. He was the son of Oscar I and Josephine of Leuchtenberg.

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Among politicians, Charles XV of Sweden ranks 903 out of 19,576Before him are Cleopatra II of Egypt, Childeric I, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Kurt von Schleicher, Louis VI of France, and Friedrich Ratzel. After him are Xiang Yu, Gordian I, Basil II, Valentinian II, Safiyya bint Huyayy, and Wangari Maathai.

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Among people born in 1826, Charles XV of Sweden ranks 4Before him are Bernhard Riemann, Carlo Collodi, and Eugénie de Montijo. After him are Gustave Moreau, Wilhelm Liebknecht, Ludwig Minkus, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Frederic Edwin Church, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, and Alexander Afanasyev. Among people deceased in 1872, Charles XV of Sweden ranks 5Before him are Ludwig Feuerbach, Samuel Morse, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Princess Sophie of Bavaria. After him are Théophile Gautier, Benito Juárez, Franz Grillparzer, N. F. S. Grundtvig, William Webb Ellis, Stanisław Moniuszko, and William John Macquorn Rankine.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Charles XV of Sweden ranks 39 out of 1,879Before him are Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901), Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906), Emanuel Swedenborg (1688), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), and Anders Zorn (1860). After him are Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), Manne Siegbahn (1886), and Allvar Gullstrand (1862).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Charles XV of Sweden ranks 15Before him are Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), John III of Sweden (1537), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), and Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844). After him are Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), and Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937).