Philip VI of France

1293 - 1350

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Philip VI (French: Philippe; 1293 – 22 August 1350), called the Fortunate (French: le Fortuné) or the Catholic (French: le Catholique) and of Valois (de Valois) was the first king of France from the House of Valois, reigning from 1328 until his death in 1350. Philip's reign was dominated by the consequences of a succession dispute. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip VI of France has received more than 1,443,823 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Philip VI of France is the 405th most popular politician (down from 391st in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from France (up from 169th in 2019) and the 45th most popular French Politician.

Philip VI was most famous for his reign as King of France from 1328 to 1350. Philip VI was the first of the three sons of Philip IV the Fair and Jeanne of Burgundy. He was born in Paris on September 2, 1293 and died on November 29, 1350.

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Among politicians, Philip VI of France ranks 405 out of 19,576Before him are Michael I of Romania, Selim III, Charles III of Spain, Philip I of Castile, Frederick IX of Denmark, and Priam. After him are Miklós Horthy, Mahmud I, Clara Zetkin, Olof Palme, Edward IV of England, and Charles the Fat.

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Among people born in 1293, Philip VI of France ranks 1After him are Philip V of France, Clementia of Hungary, Joan the Lame, Beatrice of Castile, Yesün Temür, John of Ruusbroec, Gerhard III, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg, and Irene of Brunswick. Among people deceased in 1350, Philip VI of France ranks 1After him are Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Alfonso XI of Castile, Namdev, Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, Cápac Yupanqui, Tribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi, Yoshida Kenkō, Juan Ruiz, Johannes de Muris, and Dafydd ap Gwilym.

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Among people born in France, Philip VI of France ranks 163 out of 6,770Before him are Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Georges Pompidou (1911), Pierre Bourdieu (1930), François Viète (1540), Jacques Cartier (1491), and Peter Abelard (1079). After him are Pope Martin IV (1220), Théodore Géricault (1791), Jacques Cousteau (1910), Henry Cavendish (1731), Jean Racine (1639), and Tacitus (54).


Among politicians born in France, Philip VI of France ranks 45Before him are Louis XVIII of France (1755), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), François Hollande (1954), Charles IX of France (1550), Henry II of England (1133), and Georges Pompidou (1911). After him are Edward IV of England (1442), Louis VII of France (1120), Louis VIII of France (1187), Francis II of France (1544), Louis X of France (1289), and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113).