Louis XII of France

1462 - 1515

Louis XII of France

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 cousin 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 1,315,395 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 207th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Louis XII of France ranks 205 out of 14,801Before him are Eva Perón, Harald Fairhair, Anwar Sadat, Slobodan Milošević, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, and Klemens von Metternich. After him are William the Silent, Heraclius, Lee Kuan Yew, Charles the Bald, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, and Mars.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis XII of France ranks 93 out of 4,109Before him are Henry II of France (1519), Peter Abelard (1079), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Pope Urban II (1042), Rudolf Diesel (1858), and Louis Braille (1809). After him are Louis de Funès (1914), Joseph Fourier (1768), Anatole France (1844), Albert Schweitzer (1875), Nicolas Poussin (1594), and Bernard of Clairvaux (1090).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XII of France ranks 23Before him are Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), Charles X of France (1757), Francis II of France (1544), and Henry II of France (1519). After him are Louis XVII of France (1785), Louis Philippe I (1773), Georges Danton (1759), Philip II of France (1165), Louis XI of France (1423), and Charles VII of France (1403).

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