Childebert I

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Childebert I (c. 496 – 13 December 558) was a Frankish King of the Merovingian dynasty, as third of the four sons of Clovis I who shared the kingdom of the Franks upon their father's death in 511. He was one of the sons of Saint Clotilda, born at Reims. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Childebert I has received more than 174,073 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Childebert I is the 1,544th most popular politician (down from 1,521st in 2019), the 557th most popular biography from France (up from 573rd in 2019) and the 136th most popular Politician.

Childebert I was the son of Chlothar I, and he ruled from 558 to 575. Childebert I is most famous for his conquest of the Visigoths in 575.

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Among politicians, Childebert I ranks 1,544 out of 15,577Before him are Theuderic I, Abaqa Khan, Ioannis Metaxas, Raisa Gorbacheva, Theresa May, and Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia. After him are Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Majorian, Hans Fritzsche, Sarah Palin, Shennong, and Lala Mustafa Pasha.

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Among people born in 497, Childebert I ranks 2Before him is Abd al-Muttalib.  Among people deceased in 558, Childebert I ranks 1

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Among people born in France, Childebert I ranks 557 out of 6,011Before him are Pérotin (1160), Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383), Léon Walras (1834), Theuderic I (485), René Guénon (1886), and Luc Besson (1959). After him are Antipope Clement VII (1342), Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728), Ansgar (801), Jacques Hébert (1757), Marie Tussaud (1761), and Gaston Bachelard (1884).


Among politicians born in France, Childebert I ranks 136Before him are Avitus (395), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), René of Anjou (1409), Carus (230), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), and Theuderic I (485). After him are Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Alaric II (458), Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Pasquale Paoli (1725), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), and Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848).