Philip VI of France

1293 - 1350

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Philip VI (French: Philippe; 1293 – 22 August 1350), called the Fortunate (French: le Fortuné) and of 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. When King Charles IV of France died in 1328, the nearest male relative was his nephew King Edward III of England, but the French nobility preferred Charles's paternal cousin Philip. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip VI of France has received more than 1,073,098 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Philip VI of France is the 377th most popular politician (up from 379th in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from France (up from 181st 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 377 out of 15,710Before him are Priam, Peter III of Russia, Selim III, Philip I of Castile, Abdul Hamid I, and Hafez al-Assad. After him are Syngman Rhee, Narmer, Louis Bonaparte, Şehzade Mustafa, Artaxerxes I of Persia, and Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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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, John of Ruusbroec, Yesün Temür, and Irene of Brunswick. Among people deceased in 1350, Philip VI of France ranks 1After him are Alfonso XI of Castile, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Namdev, Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, Yoshida Kenkō, Cápac Yupanqui, Tribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi, Juan Ruiz, Johannes de Muris, and Dafydd ap Gwilym.

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Among people born in France, Philip VI of France ranks 175 out of 5,234Before him are Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Joachim Murat (1767), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Pope Clement VI (1291), and André Breton (1896). After him are Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis X of France (1289), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Richard II of England (1367), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), and Pope Urban V (1310).


Among politicians born in France, Philip VI of France ranks 45Before him are Edward IV of England (1442), Louis XI of France (1423), Philip V of Spain (1683), François Mitterrand (1916), Charles V of France (1338), and Joachim Murat (1767). After him are Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis X of France (1289), Richard II of England (1367), Charles IV of France (1294), Henry II of England (1133), and Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661).