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 3,348,755 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Philip IV of France is the 105th most popular politician (up from 116th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from France (up from 52nd in 2019) and the 10th 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 105 out of 15,710Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, Cleopatra, Herod the Great, Muammar Gaddafi, and Hirohito. After him are Xerxes I, Claudius, George Washington, Isabella I of Castile, Pepin the Short, and Murad III.

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

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Among people born in France, Philip IV of France ranks 44 out of 5,234Before him are Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Auguste Comte (1798), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Coco Chanel (1883), and Édouard Manet (1832). After him are Eugène Delacroix (1798), Claude Debussy (1862), Claudius (-10), Michel de Montaigne (1533), Gustave Flaubert (1821), and André-Marie Ampère (1775).


Among politicians born in France, Philip IV of France ranks 10Before him are Louis XVI of France (1754), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), and Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807). After him are Claudius (-10), Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Louis the Pious (778), Francis I of France (1494), and Caracalla (188).