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Louis XVII of France

1785 - 1795

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Louis XVII (born Louis Charles, Duke of Normandy; 27 March 1785 – 8 June 1795) was the younger son of King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette. His older brother, Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France, died in June 1789, a little over a month before the start of the French Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XVII of France has received more than 2,430,370 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis XVII of France is the 259th most popular politician (up from 269th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from France (up from 121st in 2019) and the 26th most popular French Politician.

Louis XVII was the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He was imprisoned in the Temple Tower, where he died of tuberculosis at the age of 10.

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Among politicians, Louis XVII of France ranks 259 out of 15,577Before him are Charles XII of Sweden, Safiye Sultan, Bill Clinton, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, Antoninus Pius, and Empress Dowager Cixi. After him are Björn Ironside, Charles VII of France, Neville Chamberlain, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Tolui, and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in 1785, Louis XVII of France ranks 1After him are Mahmud II, Jacob Grimm, Karl Drais, Alessandro Manzoni, Bettina von Arnim, Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Thomas De Quincey, John James Audubon, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Among people deceased in 1795, Louis XVII of France ranks 1After him are Alessandro Cagliostro, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, François-André Danican Philidor, Sayat-Nova, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Georg Benda, Carl Michael Bellman, Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, Samuel Wallis, Ahilyabai Holkar, and Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria.

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Among people born in France, Louis XVII of France ranks 101 out of 6,011Before him are Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Henry II of France (1519), Philip V of Spain (1683), Peter Abelard (1079), Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), and Charles Aznavour (1924). After him are George Sand (1804), Charles VII of France (1403), André Gide (1869), Philippe Pétain (1856), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), and Bernard of Clairvaux (1090).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XVII of France ranks 26Before him are Louis Philippe I (1773), Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), Henry II of France (1519), Philip V of Spain (1683), and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708). After 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).