Louis XVI of France

1754 - 1793

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Louis XVI (Louis Auguste; French: [lwi sɛːz]; 23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) was the last king of France before the fall of the monarchy during the French Revolution. The son of Louis, Dauphin of France (son and heir-apparent of King Louis XV), and Maria Josepha of Saxony, Louis became the new Dauphin when his father died in 1765. He became King of France and Navarre on his grandfather's death on 10 May 1774, and reigned until the abolition of the monarchy on 21 September 1792. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XVI of France has received more than 8,778,453 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Louis XVI of France is the 24th most popular politician (up from 34th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from France (up from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Politician.

Louis XVI was the king of France from 1774 to 1792. He is most famous for being the king during the French Revolution, where he was executed by guillotine.

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Over the past year Louis XVI of France has had the most page views in the with 707,490 views, followed by Spanish (494,081), and Russian (446,136). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Neapolitan (330.36%), Czech (177.87%), and Arabic (144.93%)


Among politicians, Louis XVI of France ranks 24 out of 19,576Before him are Henry Kissinger, Commodus, Otto von Bismarck, Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth I of England, and Vladimir Putin. After him are Benito Mussolini, Hammurabi, Mao Zedong, Cicero, Huang Xianfan, and Constantine the Great.

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Among people born in 1754, Louis XVI of France ranks 1After him are Paul I of Russia, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Joseph Proust, Seraphim of Sarov, Madame Roland, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Georg Forster, Frederick I of Württemberg, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, and Antoine Destutt de Tracy. Among people deceased in 1793, Louis XVI of France ranks 2Before him is Marie Antoinette. After him are Madame du Barry, Jean-Paul Marat, Carlo Goldoni, Olympe de Gouges, Charlotte Corday, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Francesco Guardi, Madame Roland, and Jacques Pierre Brissot.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis XVI of France ranks 9 out of 6,770Before him are René Descartes (1596), Blaise Pascal (1623), Joan of Arc (1412), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), and Louis Pasteur (1822). After him are Claude Monet (1840), Jules Verne (1828), Montesquieu (1689), Louis XV of France (1710), Molière (1622), and Charles de Gaulle (1890).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XVI of France ranks 3Before him are Napoleon (1769), and Louis XIV of France (1638). After him are 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).