Louis VIII of France

1187 - 1226

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Louis VIII (5 September 1187 – 8 November 1226), nicknamed The Lion (French: Le Lion), was King of France from 1223 to 1226. As a prince, he invaded England on 21 May 1216 and was excommunicated by a papal legate on 29 May 1216. On 2 June 1216, Louis was proclaimed "King of England" by rebellious barons in London, though never crowned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis VIII of France has received more than 1,265,625 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis VIII of France is the 428th most popular politician (down from 407th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from France (down from 176th in 2019) and the 48th most popular French Politician.

Louis VIII of France is most famous for being the first king of France to die in battle, which occurred during the Battle of Mansourah.

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Over the past year Louis VIII of France has had the most page views in the with 134,297 views, followed by French (119,153), and Spanish (26,825). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (101.59%), Simple English (80.23%), and Sicilian (65.74%)


Among politicians, Louis VIII of France ranks 428 out of 19,576Before him are Harald Fairhair, Hafsa Sultan, Rehoboam, Viktor Yanukovych, Józef Piłsudski, and Maximilian I of Mexico. After him are Augustus II the Strong, George V, Horemheb, Pompey, Francis II of France, and Servius Tullius.

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Among people born in 1187, Louis VIII of France ranks 1After him are Konrad I of Masovia, Arthur I, Duke of Brittany, Henry of Latvia, and Manuel Doukas. Among people deceased in 1226, Louis VIII of France ranks 2Before him is Francis of Assisi. After him are Az-Zahir, Waleran III, Duke of Limburg, Zu Jia, and Philip II, Marquis of Namur.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis VIII of France ranks 178 out of 6,770Before him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Jean Bodin (1530), Pope Urban V (1310), Annie Ernaux (1940), Louis VII of France (1120), and Bernadette Soubirous (1844). After him are Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Francis II of France (1544), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Georges Seurat (1859), Carlo Buonaparte (1746), and Louis Daguerre (1787).


Among politicians born in France, Louis VIII of France ranks 48Before him are Charles IX of France (1550), Henry II of England (1133), Georges Pompidou (1911), Philip VI of France (1293), Edward IV of England (1442), and Louis VII of France (1120). After him are Francis II of France (1544), Louis X of France (1289), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Guy of Lusignan (1150), and Letizia Ramolino (1750).