Oscar I of Sweden

1799 - 1859

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Oscar I (born Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte; 4 July 1799 – 8 July 1859) was King of Sweden and Norway from 8 March 1844 until his death. He was the second monarch of the House of Bernadotte. The only child of King Charles XIV John, Oscar inherited the thrones upon the death of his father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar I of Sweden has received more than 1,188,103 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Oscar I of Sweden is the 561st most popular politician (up from 575th in 2019), the 246th most popular biography from France (down from 244th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular French Politician.

Oscar I of Sweden is most famous for being the king of Sweden from 1844-1859. He was the son of King Karl XIV Johan and Queen Désirée Clary.

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Over the past year Oscar I of Sweden has had the most page views in the with 193,346 views, followed by Swedish (75,820), and Russian (29,846). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Marathi (1,650.00%), Piedmontese (82.59%), and Ido (62.93%)


Among politicians, Oscar I of Sweden ranks 561 out of 19,576Before him are Ngo Dinh Diem, Suharto, Emperor Gaozu of Han, Peter II of Russia, Frederick William IV of Prussia, and Nebuchadnezzar I. After him are George I of Greece, Mobutu Sese Seko, Ahmose I, Eduard Shevardnadze, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, and Oscar II of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1799, Oscar I of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Honoré de Balzac, and Alexander Pushkin. After him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Mary Anning, William Lassell, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Karl Bryullov, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Fromental Halévy, and Anna Atkins. Among people deceased in 1859, Oscar I of Sweden ranks 5Before him are Alexander von Humboldt, Klemens von Metternich, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet. After him are Carl Ritter, John Vianney, Wilhelm Grimm, Josip Jelačić, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Washington Irving, and Bettina von Arnim.

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In France

Among people born in France, Oscar I of Sweden ranks 246 out of 6,770Before him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Richard II of England (1367), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Jean-Michel Jarre (1948), Simone Weil (1909), and Berthe Morisot (1841). After him are Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), Pope Callixtus II (1065), Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796), Honoré Daumier (1808), Philip III of France (1245), and Ferdinand Foch (1851).


Among politicians born in France, Oscar I of Sweden ranks 62Before him are Charles IV of France (1294), Philip V of France (1293), John II of France (1319), Charles the Simple (879), Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), and Richard II of England (1367). After him are Philip III of France (1245), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Philip I of France (1052), Henry I of France (1008), Charles I of Anjou (1226), and Louis, Dauphin of France (1729).