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 4,375,980 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Louis XV of France is the 80th most popular politician (up from 84th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from France (up from 30th in 2019) and the 7th 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 80 out of 15,710Before him are Selim II, Napoleon III, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodosius I, Mary I of England, and Mehmed the Conqueror. After him are Osman I, Selim I, James K. Polk, Henry IV of France, Margaret Thatcher, and Heinrich Himmler.

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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, Thomas Simpson, Thomas Reid, Thomas Arne, András Hadik, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, and William Cullen. 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, Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Robert Clive, Oliver Goldsmith, Jacques-François Blondel, Johann Friedrich Agricola, and Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken.

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Among people born in France, Louis XV of France ranks 28 out of 5,234Before him are Paul Cézanne (1839), Émile Zola (1840), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Henri Matisse (1869), and Édith Piaf (1915). After him are Henry IV of France (1553), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Stendhal (1783), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Émile Durkheim (1858), and Marcel Proust (1871).


Among politicians born in France, Louis XV of France ranks 7Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), Charlemagne (748), Louis XVI of France (1754), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), and Napoleon III (1808). After him are Henry IV of France (1553), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Philip IV of France (1268), Claudius (-10), Louis XIII of France (1601), and Cardinal Richelieu (1585).