Philip II of France

1165 - 1223

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Philip II (21 August 1165 – 14 July 1223), byname Philip Augustus (French: Philippe Auguste), was King of France from 1180 to 1223. His predecessors had been known as kings of the Franks, but from 1190 onward, Philip became the first French monarch to style himself "King of France". The son of King Louis VII and his third wife, Adela of Champagne, he was originally nicknamed Dieudonné (God-given) because he was a first son and born late in his father's life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip II of France has received more than 1,470,532 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Philip II of France is the 240th most popular politician (down from 233rd in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from France (up from 107th in 2019) and the 27th most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Philip II of France ranks 240 out of 15,710. Before him are Sulla, Joe Biden, Olof Palme, Nicholas I of Russia, Konrad Adenauer, and Mehmed I. After him are Charles the Bald, Enver Hoxha, Louis XII of France, Alexander III of Russia, Paul I of Russia, and Godfrey of Bouillon.

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Among people born in 1165, Philip II of France ranks 1After him are Ibn Arabi, Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, Berengaria of Navarre, Albert of Riga, Henry I, Duke of Brabant, Joan of England, Queen of Sicily, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Waleran III, Duke of Limburg, Jean Bodel, and Vukan Nemanjić. Among people deceased in 1223, Philip II of France ranks 1After him are Afonso II of Portugal, Muqali, Margaret of Hungary, George IV of Georgia, Sancho, Count of Provence, Ada, Countess of Holland, Mstislav III of Kiev, Wincenty Kadłubek, and Unkei.

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Among people born in France, Philip II of France ranks 102 out of 5,234. Before him are Napoleon II (1811), Louis XVIII of France (1755), André Gide (1869), Rudolf Diesel (1858), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), and Charles IX of France (1550). After him are Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Albert Schweitzer (1875), Louis XII of France (1462), Paul Verlaine (1844), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), and Louis Braille (1809).


Among politicians born in France, Philip II of France ranks 27Before him are Francis II of France (1544), Louis IX of France (1214), Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), Louis XVIII of France (1755), and Charles IX of France (1550). After him are Louis XII of France (1462), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Charles VII of France (1403), Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), Georges Danton (1759), and Philippe Pétain (1856).