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Louis, Grand Dauphin

1661 - 1711

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Louis, Dauphin of France (1 November 1661 – 14 April 1711), commonly known as Grand Dauphin, was the eldest son and heir apparent of King Louis XIV and his spouse, Maria Theresa of Spain. He became known as the Grand Dauphin after the birth of his own son, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, the Petit Dauphin. He and his son died before his father and thus never became king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis, Grand Dauphin has received more than 1,732,083 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Louis, Grand Dauphin is the 746th most popular politician (down from 433rd in 2019), the 286th most popular biography from France (down from 200th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular French Politician.

Louis, Grand Dauphin was the son of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska. He was born on October 5, 1729. He was the heir to the throne and was the first in line to succeed his father. However, he died of smallpox on March 20, 1765 at the age of 36.

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Among politicians, Louis, Grand Dauphin ranks 746 out of 15,577Before him are Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Jeroboam, Philip the Arab, Josiah, Alexander Van der Bellen, and Konstantin von Neurath. After him are Claudius Gothicus, Letizia Ramolino, Karl Liebknecht, Reza Shah, Sun Quan, and Geronimo.

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Among people born in 1661, Louis, Grand Dauphin ranks 3Before him are Charles II of Spain and Sukjong of Joseon. After him are Feodor III of Russia, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Georg Böhm, Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, Louis Armand I, Prince of Conti, Christopher Polhem, and Jahandar Shah. Among people deceased in 1711, Louis, Grand Dauphin ranks 2Before him is Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, John William Friso, Prince of Orange, Frederick William, Duke of Courland, Louis-François de Boufflers, Maria Amalia of Courland, Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro, Vladimir Atlasov, Joseph Vaz, Élisabeth Sophie Chéron, and Eusebio Kino.

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Among people born in France, Louis, Grand Dauphin ranks 286 out of 6,011Before him are Pope Urban IV (1185), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), Anne of Brittany (1477), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Claude Lorrain (1600), and Henri Moissan (1852). After him are Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Robert II of France (972), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Pope Martin IV (1220), and John I of France (1316).


Among politicians born in France, Louis, Grand Dauphin ranks 72Before him are Philip I of France (1052), John the Fearless (1371), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Henry I of France (1008), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), and Anne of Brittany (1477). After him are Letizia Ramolino (1750), Robert II of France (972), John I of France (1316), Louis VI of France (1081), Chlothar I (498), and Joan I of Navarre (1273).