Charles the Bold

1433 - 1477

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Charles Martin (10 November 1433 – 5 January 1477) called The Bold, was the last Duke of Burgundy from the Burgundian cadet branch of House of Valois from 1467 to 1477. He was the only legitimate son of Philip the Good and his third wife, Isabella of Portugal. Appointed as the Count of Charolais upon his birth, Charles vied for power and influence even before succeeding his father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles the Bold has received more than 1,554,208 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Charles the Bold is the 35th most popular nobleman (down from 31st in 2019), the 201st most popular biography from France (down from 164th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Nobleman.

Charles the Bold is most famous for his death at the Battle of Nancy in 1477.

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Among noblemen, Charles the Bold ranks 35 out of 1,415Before him are Ludovico Sforza, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Şehzade Mehmed, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Ramesses I, and Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême. After him are Queen Sofía of Spain, Margaret of Valois, Marie de' Medici, Edward VII, El Cid, and Otto von Habsburg.

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Among people born in 1433, Charles the Bold ranks 1After him are Marsilio Ficino, Stephen III of Moldavia, Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, Mirkhvand, Giovanni Giocondo, Abdullah Mirza, Nilus of Sora, Eleanor of Scotland, and James of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1477, Charles the Bold ranks 1After him are Francesco del Cossa, John VIII, Count of Vendôme, and George Sphrantzes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles the Bold ranks 201 out of 6,770Before him are Nicolas Flamel (1330), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Georges Cuvier (1769), Pope Gregory XI (1370), Erik Satie (1866), and Guy of Lusignan (1150). After him are François Truffaut (1932), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Jean Marais (1913), and Jean-Luc Godard (1930).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Charles the Bold ranks 6Before him are William the Conqueror (1028), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), and Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775). After him are Margaret of Valois (1553), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Pope Leo IX (1002), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Robert Guiscard (1016), and Philip the Bold (1342).