Charles the Fat

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Charles III (13 June 839 – 13 January 888), also known as Charles the Fat, was the emperor of the Carolingian Empire from 881 to 888. A member of the Carolingian dynasty, Charles was the youngest son of Louis the German and Hemma, and a great-grandson of Charlemagne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles the Fat has received more than 956,055 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Charles the Fat is the 414th most popular politician (down from 390th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Germany (down from 113th in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Politician.

Charles the fat is most famous for his reign as the Holy Roman Emperor. He was born in 839 and died in 888. He was the son of Louis I, the king of France, and he became the emperor at the age of 12. Charles the fat was the first emperor to unite all of Western Europe under one rule.

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Among politicians, Charles the Fat ranks 414 out of 15,710Before him are Charles IV of France, Mahmud I, Servius Tullius, Henry the Fowler, Rurik, and Taejo of Joseon. After him are Frederick III, German Emperor, Sukarno, Macrinus, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis the German, and John III Sobieski.

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Among people born in 839, Charles the Fat ranks 1After him is Al-Tabari. Among people deceased in 888, Charles the Fat ranks 1After him are Abu Dawood, Bořivoj I, Duke of Bohemia, Emperor Xizong of Tang, Al-Mundhir of Córdoba, Rimbert, Burgred of Mercia, and Ingelger.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Charles the Fat ranks 125 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Röhm (1887), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Henry the Fowler (876), Bruce Willis (1955), and Alfred Jodl (1890). After him are Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Thomas Müntzer (1489), Pope Joan (null), and Franz von Papen (1879).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Charles the Fat ranks 27Before him are Erich Honecker (1912), Helmut Kohl (1930), Peter III of Russia (1728), Willy Brandt (1913), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), and Henry the Fowler (876). After him are Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Franz von Papen (1879), George I of Great Britain (1660), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Rudolf Höss (1901), and Agrippina the Younger (15).