Henry IV of France

1553 - 1610

Henry IV of France

Henry IV (French: Henri IV; 13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610), also known by the epithet Good King Henry or Henry the Great, was King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon, a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty. He was assassinated in 1610 by François Ravaillac, a fanatical Catholic, and was succeeded by his son Louis XIII.The son of Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme and Jeanne d'Albret, the Queen of Navarre, Henry was baptised as a Catholic but raised in the Protestant faith by his mother. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry IV of France has received more than 3,634,335 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 87th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Henry IV of France ranks 86 out of 14,801Before him are Nebuchadnezzar II, Diocletian, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Heinrich Himmler, Louis XV of France, and Ahmed I. After him are Philip II of Macedon, Lorenzo de' Medici, Murad IV, Hadrian, Mary I of England, and Ashoka.

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Among people born in 1553, Henry IV of France ranks 1After him are Louise of Lorraine, Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, Archduke Ernest of Austria, Luca Marenzio, Patriarch Filaret of Moscow, Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, Vitsentzos Kornaros, and Prospero Alpini. Among people deceased in 1610, Henry IV of France ranks 2Before him is Caravaggio. After him are Ludolph van Ceulen, Matteo Ricci, François Ravaillac, Adam Elsheimer, Honda Tadakatsu, Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, False Dmitry II, Catherine Vasa of Sweden, and Anthony Jenkinson.

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Among people born in France, Henry IV of France ranks 31 out of 4,109Before him are Coco Chanel (1883), Napoleon III (1808), Stendhal (1783), Marcel Proust (1871), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), and Louis XV of France (1710). After him are Alain Delon (1935), Édith Piaf (1915), Émile Zola (1840), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Denis Diderot (1713), and Édouard Manet (1832).


Among politicians born in France, Henry IV of France ranks 7Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), Louis XVI of France (1754), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Napoleon III (1808), and Louis XV of France (1710). After him are Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Claudius (-10), Philip IV of France (1268), Napoleon II (1811), and Louis XVIII of France (1755).

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