Charles the Bald

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Charles the Bald (French: Charles le Chauve; 13 June 823 – 6 October 877), also known as Charles II, was a 9th-century king of West Francia (843–877), King of Italy (875–877) and emperor of the Carolingian 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 empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles the Bald has received more than 2,335,554 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Charles the Bald is the 282nd most popular politician (down from 269th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Germany (up from 81st 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 282 out of 19,576Before him are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Leopold III of Belgium, Charles VII of France, Alexander II of Russia, Charles VIII of France, and B. R. Ambedkar. After him are Edward Heath, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Hu Jintao, Septimius Severus, Odoacer, and Martin Bormann.

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Among people born in 823, Charles the Bald ranks 1After him are Muhammad I of Córdoba, and Pepin II of Aquitaine. 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 77 out of 7,253Before him are Clara Schumann (1819), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Richard Strauss (1864), and Friedrich Paulus (1890). After him are Martin Bormann (1900), Karl Jaspers (1883), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Charles Bukowski (1920), Arminius (-17), and Peter III of Russia (1728).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Charles the Bald ranks 15Before him are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), William I, German Emperor (1797), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), and Konrad Adenauer (1876). After him are Martin Bormann (1900), Peter III of Russia (1728), Helmut Kohl (1930), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), and Gerhard Schröder (1944).