Louis XVI of France

1754 - 1793

Louis XVI of France

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. In 1765, upon the death of his father, Louis, Dauphin of France, he became the new Dauphin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XVI of France has received more than 7,344,150 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 38th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Louis XVI of France ranks 38 out of 14,801Before him are Maria Theresa, Richard III of England, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Commodus, Qin Shi Huang, and Ronald Reagan. After him are Hurrem Sultan, Peter the Great, Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, Huang Xianfan, and Caligula.

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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, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Madame Roland, Seraphim of Sarov, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, William Bligh, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, and Frederick I of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1793, Louis XVI of France ranks 1After him are Marie Antoinette, 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, Madame Roland, and Jacques Pierre Brissot.

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Among people born in France, Louis XVI of France ranks 15 out of 4,109Before him are Louis Pasteur (1822), Claude Monet (1840), Jules Verne (1828), Nostradamus (1503), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), and Montesquieu (1689). After him are Honoré de Balzac (1799), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Charles de Gaulle (1890), Paul Gauguin (1848), John Calvin (1509), and Alexandre Dumas (1802).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XVI of France ranks 3Before him are Napoleon (1769) and Louis XIV of France (1638). After him are Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Claudius (-10), Philip IV of France (1268), and Napoleon II (1811).

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