Charles the Bald

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Charles the Bald (13 June 823 – 6 October 877) was a 9th-century king of West Francia (843–877), king of Italy (875–877) and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (875–877). After a series of civil wars during the reign of his father, Louis the Pious, Charles succeeded, by the Treaty of Verdun (843), in acquiring the western third of the Holy Roman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles the Bald has received more than 1,554,649 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles the Bald is the 241st most popular politician (down from 209th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 64th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Politician.

Charles the Bald is most famous for being the son of Louis the Pious and his second wife Judith. He was crowned King of France in 877 and King of Italy in 875. He was also Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among politicians, Charles the Bald ranks 241 out of 15,710Before him are Joe Biden, Olof Palme, Nicholas I of Russia, Konrad Adenauer, Mehmed I, and Philip II of France. After him are Enver Hoxha, Louis XII of France, Alexander III of Russia, Paul I of Russia, Godfrey of Bouillon, and Mehmed VI.

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Among people born in 823, Charles the Bald ranks 1After him are Pepin II of Aquitaine and Muhammad I of Córdoba. Among people deceased in 877, Charles the Bald ranks 1After him are Halfdan Ragnarsson, John Scotus Eriugena, Causantín mac Cináeda, Ignatios of Constantinople, and Jayavarman III.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Charles the Bald ranks 72 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Lagerfeld (1933), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Erich von Manstein (1887), Richard Strauss (1864), and Konrad Adenauer (1876). After him are Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Karl Jaspers (1883), Martin Bormann (1900), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), and Jürgen Habermas (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Charles the Bald ranks 15Before him are Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), Frederick the Great (1712), William the Silent (1533), and Konrad Adenauer (1876). After him are Martin Bormann (1900), Clara Zetkin (1857), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), and Erich Honecker (1912).