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Chlothar I

498 - 561

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Chlothar I (died c. December 561) also anglicised as Clotaire, was a king of the Franks of the Merovingian dynasty and one of the four sons of Clovis I. Chlothar's father, Clovis I, divided the kingdom between his four sons. In 511, Clothar I inherited two large territories on the Western coast of Francia, separated by the lands of his brother Childebert I's Kingdom of Paris. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chlothar I has received more than 360,644 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Chlothar I is the 783rd most popular politician (down from 727th in 2019), the 299th most popular biography from France (down from 298th in 2019) and the 77th most popular French Politician.

Chlothar I is most famous for his son, Charlemagne.

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Among politicians, Chlothar I ranks 783 out of 15,577Before him are Al-Ma'mun, Anton Drexler, Baudouin of Belgium, Nikephoros I, Publius Quinctilius Varus, and Marwan I. After him are Ante Pavelić, Childeric I, Henry III of England, Ardashir I, Julius Nepos, and Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia.

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Among people born in 498, Chlothar I ranks 1After him are Anjang of Goguryeo and Kevin of Glendalough. Among people deceased in 561, Chlothar I ranks 2Before him is Pope Pelagius I.

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Among people born in France, Chlothar I ranks 299 out of 6,011Before him are Nadar (1820), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Louis VI of France (1081), Elisabeth of Valois (1545), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), and Michel Platini (1955). After him are Frédéric Mistral (1830), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), and Alfred Werner (1866).


Among politicians born in France, Chlothar I ranks 77Before him are Anne of Brittany (1477), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Robert II of France (972), John I of France (1316), and Louis VI of France (1081). After him are Joan I of Navarre (1273), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), Édouard Daladier (1884), Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748), and Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1275).