Louis the Pious

778 - 840

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Louis the Pious (778 – 20 June 840), also called the Fair, and the Debonaire, was the King of the Franks and co-emperor with his father, Charlemagne, from 813. He was also King of Aquitaine from 781. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis the Pious has received more than 1,707,391 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Louis the Pious is the 147th most popular politician (up from 164th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from France (up from 76th in 2019) and the 14th most popular French Politician.

Louis the Pious is most famous for being the son of Charlemagne and for his role in the Carolingian Renaissance.

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Among politicians, Louis the Pious ranks 147 out of 15,710Before him are Kublai Khan, Darius III, Paul von Hindenburg, Bayezid II, Hosni Mubarak, and Abdul Hamid II. After him are Francis I of France, Augusto Pinochet, Murad I, Caracalla, Joseph Goebbels, and Oliver Cromwell.

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Among people born in 778, Louis the Pious ranks 1After him are Ermengarde of Hesbaye, Emperor Xianzong of Tang, and Welf. Among people deceased in 840, Louis the Pious ranks 1After him are Einhard, Emperor Wenzong of Tang, Emperor Junna, and Euphrosyne.

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Among people born in France, Louis the Pious ranks 71 out of 5,234Before him are Henri Becquerel (1852), Gustave Eiffel (1832), Tacitus (54), Henri Bergson (1859), Charles Perrault (1628), and Jacques-Louis David (1748). After him are Francis I of France (1494), Roman Polanski (1933), Caracalla (188), Romain Rolland (1866), Henry III of France (1551), and Marquis de Sade (1740).


Among politicians born in France, Louis the Pious ranks 14Before 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). After him are Francis I of France (1494), Caracalla (188), Henry III of France (1551), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Henry II of France (1519), and Louis Philippe I (1773).