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-apparent of King Louis XV, and Maria Josepha of Saxony. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XVI of France has received more than 8,237,091 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Louis XVI of France is the 35th most popular politician (down from 33rd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from France (up from 14th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular 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 35 out of 15,577Before him are Mao Zedong, Queen Victoria, Commodus, Osman I, Abraham Lincoln, and Qin Shi Huang. After him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Justinian I, Richard III of England, Umar, Selim II, and Franz Joseph I of Austria.

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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, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Seraphim of Sarov, Joseph Proust, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Madame Roland, Frederick I of Württemberg, Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier. Among people deceased in 1793, Louis XVI of France ranks 2Before him is Marie Antoinette. After him are Jean-Paul Marat, Charlotte Corday, Madame du Barry, Olympe de Gouges, Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Jean Sylvain Bailly, Jacques Pierre Brissot, and Francesco Guardi.

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Among people born in France, Louis XVI of France ranks 11 out of 6,011Before him are Blaise Pascal (1623), Louis Pasteur (1822), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), and Montesquieu (1689). After him are Jules Verne (1828), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Nostradamus (1503), Molière (1622), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), 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 Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Philip IV of France (1268), Louis XIII of France (1601), Claudius (-10), and Francis I of France (1494).