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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, 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 1,243,882 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Philip VI of France is the 395th most popular politician (down from 377th in 2019), the 169th most popular biography from France (up from 175th 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 395 out of 15,577Before him are Mahmud I, Kangxi Emperor, Indira Gandhi, Louis II of Hungary, Vladimir the Great, and Mithridates VI of Pontus. After him are Narmer, Liu Bei, Erich Honecker, Peisistratos, Frederick III, German Emperor, and Boris Godunov.

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Among people born in 1293, Philip VI of France ranks 1After him are Philip V of France, Joan the Lame, Clementia of Hungary, Beatrice of Castile, John of Ruusbroec, Yesün Temür, Gerhard III, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg, 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, Cápac Yupanqui, Yoshida Kenkō, 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 169 out of 6,011Before him are Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Charles the Bold (1433), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Henry II of England (1133), Louis Daguerre (1787), and Pope Gregory XI (1370). After him are Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Jeanne Calment (1875), Louis X of France (1289), Henry Cavendish (1731), Louis Bonaparte (1778), and Joseph Bonaparte (1768).


Among politicians born in France, Philip VI of France ranks 45Before him are Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), Charles V of France (1338), Charles IX of France (1550), Francis II of France (1544), and Henry II of England (1133). After him are Louis X of France (1289), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis VIII of France (1187), Louis VII of France (1120), Guy of Lusignan (1150), and Georges Pompidou (1911).