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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 1,947,735 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Charles the Bald is the 271st most popular politician (down from 241st in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Germany (down from 72nd in 2019) and the 17th 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 271 out of 15,577Before him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, Philippe Pétain, Rüstem Pasha, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Philip IV of Spain, and Mahmud II. After him are Edward III of England, Elizabeth of Russia, William the Silent, Silvio Berlusconi, Harald Fairhair, and Georges Danton.

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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 81 out of 6,142Before him are Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Heinz Guderian (1888), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), and Arminius (-17). After him are Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), and Albertus Magnus (1206).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Charles the Bald ranks 17Before him are William I, German Emperor (1797), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Martin Bormann (1900), Konrad Adenauer (1876), and Helmut Kohl (1930). After him are William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), and Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368).