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Louis XV of France

1710 - 1774

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Louis XV (15 February 1710 – 10 May 1774), known as Louis the Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), was King of France from 1 September 1715 until his death in 1774. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis XV of France has received more than 4,653,504 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Louis XV of France is the 92nd most popular politician (down from 80th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from France (down from 28th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Politician.

Louis XV was the king of France from 1715 to 1774. He is most famous for his extravagant lifestyle and his controversial marriage to Marie Antoinette.

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Among politicians, Louis XV of France ranks 92 out of 15,577Before him are Kösem Sultan, Francisco Franco, Philip II of Spain, George Washington, Heinrich Himmler, and Leonid Brezhnev. After him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Henry IV of France, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Murad IV, Uthman, and Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Among people born in 1710, Louis XV of France ranks 1After him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Muhammad bin Saud, Domenico Alberti, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Thomas Reid, Thomas Simpson, András Hadik, Mohammed ben Abdallah, and Thomas Arne. Among people deceased in 1774, Louis XV of France ranks 1After him are Pope Clement XIV, François Quesnay, Charles Marie de La Condamine, Niccolò Jommelli, Robert Clive, Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Jacques-François Blondel, Oliver Goldsmith, Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken, and Florian Leopold Gassmann.

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Among people born in France, Louis XV of France ranks 31 out of 6,011Before him are Paul Cézanne (1839), Henri Matisse (1869), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Paul Gauguin (1848), and Édith Piaf (1915). After him are Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), Pierre Curie (1859), and Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XV of France ranks 5Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), Louis XVI of France (1754), and Napoleon III (1808). After him are 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).