Louis XVI of France

1754 - 1793

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Louis XVI (Louis-Auguste; French pronunciation: ​[lwi sɛːz]; 23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) was the last King of France before the fall of the monarchy during the French Revolution. He was referred to as Citizen Louis Capet during the four months just before he was executed by guillotine. He was the son of Louis, Dauphin of France, son and heir of King Louis XV. When his father died in 1765, he became the new Dauphin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XVI of France has received more than 8,008,667 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Louis XVI of France is the 33rd most popular politician (up from 38th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from France (up from 15th in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among politicians, Louis XVI of France ranks 33 out of 15,710Before him are Umar, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Victoria, Carles Puigdemont, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Nero. After him are Justinian I, Marcus Aurelius, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Pericles, Huang Xianfan, and Qin Shi Huang.

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

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Among people born in France, Louis XVI of France ranks 14 out of 5,234Before him are Louis Pasteur (1822), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), Jules Verne (1828), and Molière (1622). After him are Honoré de Balzac (1799), Nostradamus (1503), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), John Calvin (1509), and Charles de Gaulle (1890).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XVI of France ranks 4Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), and Charlemagne (748). After him are Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Philip IV of France (1268), Claudius (-10), and Louis XIII of France (1601).