Louis VI of France

1081 - 1137

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Louis VI (late 1081 – 1 August 1137), called the Fat (French: le Gros) or the Fighter (French: le Batailleur), was King of the Franks from 1108 to 1137.Chronicles called him "King of Saint-Denis". Louis was the first member of the house of Capet to make a lasting contribution to centralizing the institutions of royal power. He spent almost all of his twenty-nine-year reign fighting either the "robber barons" who plagued Paris or the kings of England for their continental possession of Normandy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis VI of France has received more than 872,220 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Louis VI of France is the 776th most popular politician (up from 971st in 2019), the 295th most popular biography from France (up from 376th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Politician.

Louis VI of France was most famous for his victory over the English at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214.

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Among politicians, Louis VI of France ranks 776 out of 15,577Before him are Merovech, Queen Seondeok of Silla, Mary of Hungary, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, and Roger II of Sicily. After him are Al-Ma'mun, Anton Drexler, Baudouin of Belgium, Nikephoros I, Publius Quinctilius Varus, and Marwan I.

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Among people born in 1081, Louis VI of France ranks 1After him are Urraca of León, Barkiyaruq, William, Count of Luxembourg, Elvira of Castile, Countess of Toulouse, and Conrad I, Count of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1137, Louis VI of France ranks 1After him are Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ramanuja, Eric II of Denmark, William X, Duke of Aquitaine, Antipope Gregory VIII, Adela of Normandy, Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, Pons, Count of Tripoli, Malmfred of Kiev, and Ingeborg of Kiev.

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Among people born in France, Louis VI of France ranks 295 out of 6,011Before him are Robert II of France (972), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Pope Martin IV (1220), John I of France (1316), Nadar (1820), and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757). After him are Elisabeth of Valois (1545), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), Michel Platini (1955), Chlothar I (498), Frédéric Mistral (1830), and Joan I of Navarre (1273).


Among politicians born in France, Louis VI of France ranks 76Before him are Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), Anne of Brittany (1477), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Robert II of France (972), and John I of France (1316). After him are Chlothar I (498), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), Édouard Daladier (1884), and Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748).