Juan Carlos I of Spain

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Juan Carlos I (Spanish: [xwaŋˈkaɾlos]; Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias, born 5 January 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family who reigned as King of Spain from 22 November 1975 until his abdication on 19 June 2014. In Spain, since his abdication, Juan Carlos has usually been referred to as the rey emérito ('king emeritus') by the press. Juan Carlos is the son of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, and grandson of Alfonso XIII, the last king of Spain before the abolition of the monarchy in 1931 and the subsequent declaration of the Second Spanish Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan Carlos I of Spain has received more than 4,468,605 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Juan Carlos I of Spain is the 18th most popular nobleman, the 112th most popular biography from Italy (down from 111th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Nobleman.

Juan Carlos I of Spain is most famous for being the last monarch of Spain, and for his role in the country's transition to democracy.

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Among noblemen, Juan Carlos I of Spain ranks 18 out of 1,415Before him are Lucrezia Borgia, William the Conqueror, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Charles, Prince of Wales, and Harold Harefoot. After him are Marie Thérèse of France, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Lucretia, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Anne of Austria.

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Among people born in 1938, Juan Carlos I of Spain ranks 3Before him are Romy Schneider, and Kofi Annan. After him are Beatrix of the Netherlands, Adriano Celentano, Claudia Cardinale, Rudolf Nureyev, Queen Sofía of Spain, Jon Voight, Nico, Islam Karimov, and Leonid Kuchma.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Juan Carlos I of Spain ranks 112 out of 5,161Before him are Antoninus Pius (86), Pope Pius X (1835), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), Pope Paul III (1468), Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916), and Antonio Gramsci (1891). After him are Pope Innocent III (1160), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Numa Pompilius (-753), Brutus the Younger (-85), Sulla (-138), and Pope Urban VIII (1568).

Among NOBLEMEN In Italy

Among noblemen born in Italy, Juan Carlos I of Spain ranks 2Before him are Lucrezia Borgia (1480). After him are Ludovico Sforza (1452), Marie de' Medici (1575), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), Giuliano de' Medici (1453), Elisabeth Farnese (1692), Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541), Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Piero the Unfortunate (1472), Gaius Caesar (-20), and Joanna I of Naples (1326).