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Louis XI of France

1423 - 1483

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Louis XI (3 July 1423 – 30 August 1483), called "Louis the Prudent" (French: le Prudent), was King of France from 1461 to 1483. He succeeded his father, Charles VII. Louis entered into open rebellion against his father in a short-lived revolt known as the Praguerie in 1440. The king forgave his rebellious vassals, including Louis, to whom he entrusted the management of the Dauphiné, then a province in southeastern France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XI of France has received more than 1,467,738 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Louis XI of France is the 335th most popular politician (down from 312th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from France (up from 145th in 2019) and the 38th most popular French Politician.

Louis XI was King of France from 1461 to 1483. He was the son of Charles VII and Marie of Anjou. Louis XI is most famous for his administrative reforms.

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Among politicians, Louis XI of France ranks 335 out of 15,577Before him are Numa Pompilius, Edward V of England, Charles VIII of France, Seti I, Qianlong Emperor, and Leopold II of Belgium. After him are Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Yitzhak Rabin, Alexander Dubček, Elagabalus, Philip III of Spain, and Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

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Among people born in 1423, Louis XI of France ranks 1After him are Ferdinand I of Naples, Uzun Hasan, Georg von Peuerbach, Laonikos Chalkokondyles, and Pierre d'Aubusson. Among people deceased in 1483, Louis XI of France ranks 3Before him are Edward IV of England and Edward V of England. After him are Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Charlotte of Savoy, Francis Phoebus of Navarre, Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine, Margaret of Bourbon, Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and Pedro Pardo de Cela.

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Among people born in France, Louis XI of France ranks 141 out of 6,011Before him are Louis XII of France (1462), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Charles VIII of France (1470), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), and Joseph Fourier (1768). After him are Georges Braque (1882), Pierre Bourdieu (1930), Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), Georges Seurat (1859), and Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XI of France ranks 38Before him are Jacques Chirac (1932), Louis XVIII of France (1755), Charles VI of France (1368), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis XII of France (1462), and Charles VIII of France (1470). After him are Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), Charles V of France (1338), Charles IX of France (1550), Francis II of France (1544), and Henry II of England (1133).