Louis XII of France

1462 - 1515

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Louis XII (27 June 1462 – 1 January 1515) was King of France from 1498 to 1515 and King of Naples from 1501 to 1504. The son of Charles, Duke of Orléans, and Maria of Cleves, he succeeded his 2nd cousin once removed and brother in law at the time, Charles VIII, who died without direct heirs in 1498. Before his accession to the throne of France, he was known as Louis of Orléans and was compelled to be married to his disabled and supposedly sterile cousin Joan by his second cousin, King Louis XI. By doing so, Louis XI hoped to extinguish the Orléans cadet branch of the House of Valois.Louis of Orléans was one of the great feudal lords who opposed the French monarchy in the conflict known as the Mad War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XII of France has received more than 1,590,172 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Louis XII of France is the 243rd most popular politician (down from 205th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from France (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 28th most popular French Politician.

Louis XII was most famous for being the king of France who ruled from 1498 to 1515. He was a member of the House of Valois and succeeded his father Charles VIII.

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Among politicians, Louis XII of France ranks 243 out of 15,710Before him are Nicholas I of Russia, Konrad Adenauer, Mehmed I, Philip II of France, Charles the Bald, and Enver Hoxha. After him are Alexander III of Russia, Paul I of Russia, Godfrey of Bouillon, Mehmed VI, Charles VII of France, and Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1462, Louis XII of France ranks 1After him are Piero di Cosimo, Joanna la Beltraneja, Pietro Pomponazzi, Johannes Trithemius, Mihnea cel Rău, and Pietro Lando. Among people deceased in 1515, Louis XII of France ranks 1After him are Afonso de Albuquerque, Aldus Manutius, Meñli I Giray, Alonso de Ojeda, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Bartholomew Columbus, Mariotto Albertinelli, Abraham Zacuto, Pietro Lombardo, Barbara Zápolya, and Giovanni Giocondo.

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Among people born in France, Louis XII of France ranks 105 out of 5,234Before him are Rudolf Diesel (1858), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Charles IX of France (1550), Philip II of France (1165), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), and Albert Schweitzer (1875). After him are Paul Verlaine (1844), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis Braille (1809), George Sand (1804), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), and Charles VII of France (1403).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XII of France ranks 28Before him are Louis IX of France (1214), Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), Louis XVIII of France (1755), Charles IX of France (1550), and Philip II of France (1165). After him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Charles VII of France (1403), Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), Georges Danton (1759), Philippe Pétain (1856), and Louis XVII of France (1785).