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Philip IV of France

1268 - 1314

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Philip IV (April–June 1268 – 29 November 1314), called Philip the Fair (French: Philippe le Bel), was King of France from 1285 to 1314. By virtue of his marriage with Joan I of Navarre, he was also King of Navarre as Philip I from 1284 to 1305, as well as Count of Champagne. Although Philip was known to be handsome, hence the epithet le Bel, his rigid, autocratic, imposing, and inflexible personality gained him (from friend and foe alike) other nicknames, such as the Iron King (French: le Roi de fer). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip IV of France has received more than 3,623,708 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Philip IV of France is the 104th most popular politician (up from 105th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from France (up from 44th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Politician.

Philip IV of France is most famous for his role in the Albigensian Crusade, which was a crusade against the Cathars of southern France.

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Among politicians, Philip IV of France ranks 104 out of 15,577Before him are Mary, Queen of Scots, Theodosius I, Kim Il-sung, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Pontius Pilate, and Mehmed III. After him are Hadrian, Mary II of England, Herod the Great, Hermann Göring, Isabella I of Castile, and Yasser Arafat.

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Among people born in 1268, Philip IV of France ranks 1After him are Eric II of Norway, Emperor Duanzong, Agnes of Montepulciano, Clare of Montefalco, and Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1314, Philip IV of France ranks 1After him are Pope Clement V, Jacques de Molay, John Balliol, Albert II, Margrave of Meissen, Rainier I of Monaco, Lord of Cagnes, Helen of Anjou, Zhu Shijie, and Muhammad III of Granada.

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Among people born in France, Philip IV of France ranks 40 out of 6,011Before him are Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), Pierre Curie (1859), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), and Simone de Beauvoir (1908). After him are Eugène Delacroix (1798), André-Marie Ampère (1775), Louis XIII of France (1601), Édouard Manet (1832), Octave Mirbeau (1848), and Auguste Rodin (1840).


Among politicians born in France, Philip IV of France ranks 9Before him are Louis XVI of France (1754), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122). After him are Louis XIII of France (1601), Claudius (-10), Francis I of France (1494), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), and Louis IX of France (1214).