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Charles the Simple

879 - 929

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Charles III (17 September 879 – 7 October 929), called the Simple or the Straightforward (from the Latin Carolus Simplex), was the king of West Francia from 898 until 922 and the king of Lotharingia from 911 until 919–923. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles the Simple has received more than 1,320,915 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Charles the Simple is the 616th most popular politician (down from 448th in 2019), the 254th most popular biography from France (down from 206th in 2019) and the 65th most popular French Politician.

Charles the Simple is most famous for signing the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, which divided France into two parts.

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Among politicians, Charles the Simple ranks 616 out of 15,577Before him are Honorius, Heydar Aliyev, Charles I of Anjou, Emperor Jimmu, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, and Chun Doo-hwan. After him are Khufu, Juliana of the Netherlands, Amenhotep I, Chandragupta Maurya, Catiline, and Nurhaci.

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Among people born in 879, Charles the Simple ranks 1 Among people deceased in 929, Charles the Simple ranks 1After him are Pope John X, Al-Battani, Pope Leo VI, Adalbert I of Ivrea, and Ælfthryth, Countess of Flanders.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles the Simple ranks 254 out of 6,011Before him are Philip the Good (1396), Charles Gounod (1818), Pierre Corneille (1606), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Charles I of Anjou (1226), and Vincent de Paul (1581). After him are Joseph Fouché (1759), Georges Cuvier (1769), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Olympe de Gouges (1748), and Berthe Morisot (1841).


Among politicians born in France, Charles the Simple ranks 65Before him are Philip V of France (1293), Philip III of France (1245), Georges Clemenceau (1841), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Philip the Good (1396), and Charles I of Anjou (1226). After him are Philip I of France (1052), John the Fearless (1371), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Henry I of France (1008), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), and Anne of Brittany (1477).