Louis, Grand Dauphin

1661 - 1711

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Louis (1 November 1661 – 14 April 1711) was Dauphin of France (heir apparent to the throne) as the eldest son 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. As he died before his father, he never became king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis, Grand Dauphin has received more than 1,421,991 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Louis, Grand Dauphin is the 433rd most popular politician (up from 676th in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from France (up from 273rd in 2019) and the 51st 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 433 out of 15,710Before him are Honorius, Chagatai Khan, Alfred Rosenberg, Henry II of England, Arcadius, and Baibars. After him are Ay, Otho, Albert II of Belgium, Franz von Papen, John II of France, and Jiang Zemin.

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Among people born in 1661, Louis, Grand Dauphin ranks 2Before him is Charles II of Spain. After him are Feodor III of Russia, Sukjong of Joseon, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Georg Böhm, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, 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 1After him are Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor, 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, Eusebio Kino, Vladimir Atlasov, Gerard de Lairesse, and Élisabeth Sophie Chéron.

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Among people born in France, Louis, Grand Dauphin ranks 200 out of 5,234Before him are Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Jean Racine (1639), Margaret of Valois (1553), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Gustave Le Bon (1841), and Jean-Luc Godard (1930). After him are Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), John II of France (1319), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), and Charles the Simple (879).


Among politicians born in France, Louis, Grand Dauphin ranks 51Before him are Philip VI of France (1293), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis X of France (1289), Richard II of England (1367), Charles IV of France (1294), and Henry II of England (1133). After him are John II of France (1319), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Charles the Simple (879), Georges Pompidou (1911), Louis VII of France (1120), and Louis VIII of France (1187).