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Pepin the Short

715 - 768

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Pepin the Short (French: Pépin le Bref; c. 714 – 24 September 768), was King of the Franks from 751 until his death in 768. He was the first Carolingian to become king.Pepin was the son of the Frankish prince Charles Martel and his wife Rotrude. Pepin's upbringing was distinguished by the ecclesiastical education he had received from the Christian monks of the Abbey Church of St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pepin the Short has received more than 2,096,946 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Pepin the Short is the 111th most popular politician (down from 110th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Politician.

Pepin the Short is most famous for being the father of Charlemagne.

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Among politicians, Pepin the Short ranks 111 out of 15,577Before him are Hadrian, Mary II of England, Herod the Great, Hermann Göring, Isabella I of Castile, and Yasser Arafat. After him are Louis XIII of France, Philip II of Macedon, Hatshepsut, Tiberius, Clovis I, and Diocletian.

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Among people born in 715, Pepin the Short ranks 1After him are Pope Stephen II, Favila of Asturias, Anan ben David, Hiltrud, and Chrodegang. Among people deceased in 768, Pepin the Short ranks 1After him are Fruela I of Asturias, Waiofar, Pagan of Bulgaria, and Eadberht of Northumbria.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Pepin the Short ranks 2 out of 1,019Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500). After him are Clovis I (466), Charles Martel (688), Audrey Hepburn (1929), Jan van Eyck (1395), Andreas Vesalius (1514), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), and Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Pepin the Short ranks 2Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500). After him are Clovis I (466), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Philip I of Castile (1478), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Albert I of Belgium (1875), and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697).