Charles the Bold

1433 - 1477

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Charles I (Charles Martin; German: Karl Martin; Dutch: Karel Maarten; 10 November 1433 – 5 January 1477), nicknamed the Bold (German: der Kühne; Dutch: de Stoute; French: le Téméraire), was the Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477. Charles' main objective was to be crowned king by turning the growing Burgundian State into a territorially continuous kingdom. He declared himself and his lands independent, bought Upper Alsace and conquered Zutphen, Guelders and Lorraine, uniting at last Burgundian northern and southern possessions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles the Bold has received more than 1,072,845 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Charles the Bold is the 29th most popular nobleman (down from 20th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from France (down from 151st in 2019) and the 4th 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 29 out of 843Before him are Ramesses I, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Albert, Prince Consort, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Edward VII, and Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia. After him are Diana, Princess of Wales, Margaret of Valois, Alexander Nevsky, Marie de' Medici, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Queen Sofía of Spain.

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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, Giovanni Giocondo, and Nilus of Sora. 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 183 out of 5,234Before him are Louis X of France (1289), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Richard II of England (1367), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Pope Urban V (1310), and Pope Urban VI (1318). After him are Petronius (27), Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Charles IV of France (1294), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Honoré Daumier (1808), and Saint Roch (1295).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Charles the Bold ranks 4Before him are Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), William the Conqueror (1028), and Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122). After him are Margaret of Valois (1553), Pope Leo IX (1002), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Robert Guiscard (1016), and Charles, Count of Valois (1270).