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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 1,114,870 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Oscar I of Sweden is the 580th most popular politician (down from 563rd in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from France (down from 239th 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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Among politicians, Oscar I of Sweden ranks 580 out of 15,577Before him are Maximian, Yeongjo of Joseon, Saparmurat Niyazov, Alija Izetbegović, Constantius II, and Margaret I of Denmark. After him are Ahab, Mobutu Sese Seko, Umberto II of Italy, Jadwiga of Poland, Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and Manuel I Komnenos.

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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, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Karl Bryullov, William Lassell, Fromental Halévy, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, 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, Wilhelm Grimm, John Vianney, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Josip Jelačić, Washington Irving, and Louis Spohr.

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Among people born in France, Oscar I of Sweden ranks 244 out of 6,011Before him are François Quesnay (1694), Georges Clemenceau (1841), Pope Clement IV (1190), Zinedine Zidane (1972), Jean Marais (1913), and Margaret of Valois (1553). After him are Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Philip the Good (1396), Charles Gounod (1818), and Pierre Corneille (1606).


Among politicians born in France, Oscar I of Sweden ranks 62Before him are Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), François Hollande (1954), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Philip V of France (1293), Philip III of France (1245), and Georges Clemenceau (1841). After him are Philip the Good (1396), Charles I of Anjou (1226), Charles the Simple (879), Philip I of France (1052), John the Fearless (1371), and Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640).