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Louis XVIII of France

1755 - 1824

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Louis XVIII (Louis Stanislas Xavier; 17 November 1755 – 16 September 1824), known as the Desired (French: le Désiré), was King of France from 1814 to 1824, except for a brief interruption during the Hundred Days in 1815. He spent twenty-three years in exile: during the French Revolution and the First French Empire (1804–1814), and during the Hundred Days. Until his accession to the throne of France, he held the title of Count of Provence as brother of King Louis XVI. On 21 September 1792, the National Convention abolished the monarchy and deposed Louis XVI, who was later executed by guillotine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XVIII of France has received more than 2,434,347 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Louis XVIII of France is the 308th most popular politician (down from 222nd in 2019), the 123rd most popular biography from France (down from 97th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular French Politician.

Louis XVIII was the King of France from 1814 to 1824. He is most famous for returning the Bourbon dynasty to power after the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Among politicians, Louis XVIII of France ranks 308 out of 15,577Before him are Sulla, Hugh Capet, Jacques Chirac, Croesus, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Solon. After him are Sargon of Akkad, Viktor Yanukovych, Park Chung-hee, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Muawiyah I, and Haile Selassie.

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Among people born in 1755, Louis XVIII of France ranks 2Before him is Marie Antoinette. After him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Samuel Hahnemann, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Alexander Hamilton, Paul Barras, James Parkinson, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, François Joseph Lefebvre, and Georges Couthon. Among people deceased in 1824, Louis XVIII of France ranks 2Before him is Lord Byron. After him are Théodore Géricault, Eugène de Beauharnais, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, James Parkinson, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, Agustín de Iturbide, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, and Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca.

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Among people born in France, Louis XVIII of France ranks 123 out of 6,011Before him are Marcel Duchamp (1887), Jacques Lacan (1901), François Rabelais (1494), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Hugh Capet (940), and Jacques Chirac (1932). After him are Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Henri Poincaré (1854), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Luc Montagnier (1932), Charles VI of France (1368), and François Villon (1431).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XVIII of France ranks 33Before him are Charles VII of France (1403), Philippe Pétain (1856), Georges Danton (1759), Philip II of France (1165), Hugh Capet (940), and Jacques Chirac (1932). After him are Charles VI of France (1368), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis XII of France (1462), Charles VIII of France (1470), Louis XI of France (1423), and Joachim Murat (1767).