Juan Carlos I of Spain

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Juan Carlos I (Spanish: [xwaŋˈkaɾlos]; Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón, born 5 January 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family who reigned as King of Spain from November 1975 until his abdication in June 2014. In Spain, since his abdication, Juan Carlos has usually been referred to as the Rey Emérito ("King Emeritus").Juan Carlos is the 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. Juan Carlos was born in Rome during his family's exile. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan Carlos I of Spain has received more than 3,443,483 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Juan Carlos I of Spain is the 16th most popular nobleman (down from 9th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Italy (down from 59th 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 16 out of 843. Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Lucrezia Borgia, Akihito, Rollo, Charles, Prince of Wales, and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. After him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Harold Harefoot, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, El Cid, Anne of Austria, and William the Conqueror.

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Among people born in 1938, Juan Carlos I of Spain ranks 2Before him is Kofi Annan. After him are Romy Schneider, Beatrix of the Netherlands, Claudia Cardinale, Rudolf Nureyev, Adriano Celentano, Jon Voight, Queen Sofía of Spain, Farah Pahlavi, Christopher Lloyd, and Nico.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Juan Carlos I of Spain ranks 98 out of 4,088. Before him are Pope Leo XIII (1810), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Pliny the Elder (23), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope Innocent III (1160), and Cato the Elder (-243). After him are Pope Pius X (1835), Pope Paul III (1468), Scipio Africanus (-235), Antoninus Pius (86), Pope Benedict XV (1854), and Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600).

Among NOBLEMEN In Italy

Among noblemen born in Italy, Juan Carlos I of Spain ranks 2Before him are Lucrezia Borgia (1480). After him are Marie de' Medici (1575), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Giuliano de' Medici (1453), Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), Gaius Caesar (-20), Maria Goretti (1890), Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Joanna I of Naples (1326), and Isabella d'Este (1474).