Louis XIV of France

1638 - 1715

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Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné; 5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), also known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. His verified reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any sovereign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XIV of France has received more than 16,932,965 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 124 in 2019). Louis XIV of France is the 6th most popular politician (down from 4th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from France and the 2nd most popular French Politician.

Louis XIV of France is most famous for his lavish lifestyle and his long reign. He is also famous for the Palace of Versailles.

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Over the past year Louis XIV of France has had the most page views in the with 1,051,036 views, followed by Spanish (585,200), and German (582,419). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (112,700.00%), Galician (50,400.00%), and Southern Azerbaijani (332.11%)


Among politicians, Louis XIV of France ranks 6 out of 19,576Before him are Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, Charlemagne, Donald Trump, and Julius Caesar. After him are Suleiman the Magnificent, Joseph Stalin, Thomas Jefferson, Saladin, Vladimir Lenin, and Jimmy Carter.

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Among people born in 1638, Louis XIV of France ranks 1After him are Maria Theresa of Spain, Shunzhi Emperor, Nicolas Malebranche, Nicolas Steno, Catherine of Braganza, Emperor Go-Sai, Meindert Hobbema, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Elisabetta Sirani, James Gregory, and Christoph Cellarius. Among people deceased in 1715, Louis XIV of France ranks 1After him are Nicolas Malebranche, Gülnuş Sultan, François Fénelon, Dom Pérignon, Antoine Galland, Marie Mancini, William Dampier, Thomas Savery, Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Pu Songling, and Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis XIV of France ranks 2 out of 6,770Before him are Napoleon (1769). After him are René Descartes (1596), Blaise Pascal (1623), Joan of Arc (1412), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Louis Pasteur (1822), Louis XVI of France (1754), Claude Monet (1840), Jules Verne (1828), and Montesquieu (1689).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XIV of France ranks 2Before him are Napoleon (1769). After him are Louis XVI of France (1754), Louis XV of France (1710), Napoleon II (1811), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Napoleon III (1808), Henry IV of France (1553), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Louis XIII of France (1601), Philip IV of France (1268), and Cardinal Richelieu (1585).