Henry I, Duke of Guise

1550 - 1588

Henry I, Duke of Guise

Henry I, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Guise, Count of Eu (31 December 1550 – 23 December 1588), sometimes called Le Balafré (Scarface), was the eldest son of Francis, Duke of Guise, and Anna d'Este. His maternal grandparents were Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and Renée of France. Through his maternal grandfather, he was a descendant of Lucrezia Borgia and Pope Alexander VI. In 1576 he founded the Catholic League to prevent the heir, King Henry of Navarre, head of the Huguenot movement, from succeeding to the French throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry I, Duke of Guise has received more than 287,414 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,241st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Henry I, Duke of Guise ranks 1,235 out of 14,801Before him are Crazy Horse, Millard Fillmore, Chulalongkorn, Eleftherios Venizelos, Ur-Nammu, and Sariputta. After him are Ludwig III of Bavaria, Mohammed V of Morocco, Cyrus the Younger, Walther Funk, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Friedrich Ratzel.

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Among people born in 1550, Henry I, Duke of Guise ranks 6Before him are Charles IX of France, Safiye Sultan, Willem Barentsz, John Napier, and Charles IX of Sweden. After him are Camillus de Lellis, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Jang-geum, John Davis, Do-Aklin, and Karin Månsdotter. Among people deceased in 1588, Henry I, Duke of Guise ranks 4Before him are Mimar Sinan, Paolo Veronese, and Frederick II of Denmark. After him are Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, 3rd Dalai Lama, Henri, Prince of Condé, Qi Jiguang, Bernardino Telesio, Johann Weyer, Alonso Sánchez Coello, and Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz.

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Among people born in France, Henry I, Duke of Guise ranks 456 out of 4,109Before him are Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786), Gaston Bachelard (1884), and Émilie du Châtelet (1706). After him are Albert Lebrun (1871), André Derain (1880), Robert Campin (1375), Nicolas Malebranche (1638), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), and André Maurois (1885).


Among politicians born in France, Henry I, Duke of Guise ranks 107Before him are Fritz Sauckel (1894), Carus (230), Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), Chilperic I (539), and Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786). After him are Albert Lebrun (1871), Gaspard II de Coligny (1519), William II of England (1056), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Jean Jaurès (1859), and Henri, Count of Chambord (1820).

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