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Louis, Dauphin of France

1729 - 1765

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Louis, Dauphin of France (Louis Ferdinand; 4 September 1729 – 20 December 1765) was the elder and only surviving son of King Louis XV of France and his popular wife, Queen Marie Leszczyńska. As a son of the king, Louis was a fils de France. As heir apparent, he became Dauphin of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis, Dauphin of France has received more than 10,985 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis, Dauphin of France is the 1,270th most popular politician (down from 1,157th in 2019), the 460th most popular biography from France (down from 440th in 2019) and the 108th most popular French Politician.

Louis, Dauphin of France, was most famous for being the heir to the throne of France. He was also known for being a patron of the arts.

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Among politicians, Louis, Dauphin of France ranks 1,270 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Kōkaku, Maurice, Franklin Pierce, Isabella Clara Eugenia, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. After him are Cyaxares, Jovian, Ludwig III of Bavaria, Peter of Castile, As-Saffah, and Emperor Wu of Jin.

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Among people born in 1729, Louis, Dauphin of France ranks 4Before him are Catherine the Great, Edmund Burke, and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. After him are Moses Mendelssohn, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Antonio Soler, Johann Daniel Titius, and Giuseppe Sarti. Among people deceased in 1765, Louis, Dauphin of France ranks 3Before him are Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Mikhail Lomonosov. After him are Philip, Duke of Parma, Muhammad bin Saud, Alexis Clairaut, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Charles-André van Loo, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, and Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel.

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Among people born in France, Louis, Dauphin of France ranks 460 out of 6,011Before him are Hippolyte Taine (1828), William Wyler (1902), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), Hector Malot (1830), Robert Campin (1375), and Adolphe Adam (1803). After him are J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Roger Vadim (1928), François-Noël Babeuf (1760), Jean Dubuffet (1901), Paul Bocuse (1926), and Camille Desmoulins (1760).


Among politicians born in France, Louis, Dauphin of France ranks 108Before him are Louis III of France (863), Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), Carloman I (751), Gaspard II de Coligny (1519), and Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786). After him are Paul Bocuse (1926), Camille Desmoulins (1760), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), Christine Lagarde (1956), and Aristide Briand (1862).