Louis VII of France

1120 - 1180

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Louis VII (1120 – 18 September 1180), called the Younger, or the Young (French: le Jeune), was King of France from 1137 to 1180. He was the son and successor of King Louis VI (hence the epithet "the Young") and married Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis VII of France has received more than 1,581,471 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis VII of France is the 417th most popular politician (up from 435th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from France (up from 188th in 2019) and the 47th most popular French Politician.

Louis VII of France is most famous for being the King of France from 1137 to 1180. He was the son of Louis VI and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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Among politicians, Louis VII of France ranks 417 out of 19,576Before him are Charles the Fat, Malik-Shah I, Ibn Saud, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, Herod Antipas, and Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Rurik, Albert II of Belgium, Vitellius, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Harald Fairhair, and Hafsa Sultan.

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Among people born in 1120, Louis VII of France ranks 1After him are Eric IX of Sweden, Otto I, Duke of Bavaria, Bolesław IV the Curly, Helmold, Philip of Milly, Eysteinn Erlendsson, Christina of Denmark, Queen of Sweden, Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of Bohemia, and Ermengarde, Viscountess of Narbonne. Among people deceased in 1180, Louis VII of France ranks 1After him are Manuel I Komnenos, John of Salisbury, John Tzetzes, Minamoto no Yorimasa, Al-Mustadi, Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia, Abraham ibn Daud, Al-Samawal al-Maghribi, Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Yaroslav II of Kiev, and Prince Mochihito.

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Among people born in France, Louis VII of France ranks 176 out of 6,770Before him are Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Edward IV of England (1442), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Jean Bodin (1530), Pope Urban V (1310), and Annie Ernaux (1940). After him are Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Louis VIII of France (1187), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Francis II of France (1544), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), and Georges Seurat (1859).


Among politicians born in France, Louis VII of France ranks 47Before him are François Hollande (1954), Charles IX of France (1550), Henry II of England (1133), Georges Pompidou (1911), Philip VI of France (1293), and Edward IV of England (1442). After him are Louis VIII of France (1187), Francis II of France (1544), Louis X of France (1289), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), Louis Bonaparte (1778), and Guy of Lusignan (1150).