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Philip the Good

1396 - 1467

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Philip III (French: Philippe le Bon; Dutch: Filips de Goede; 31 July 1396 in Dijon – 15 June 1467 in Bruges) was Duke of Burgundy from 1419 until his death. He was a member of a cadet line of the Valois dynasty, to which all 15th-century kings of France belonged. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip the Good has received more than 902,051 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Philip the Good is the 601st most popular politician (down from 594th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from France (up from 251st in 2019) and the 63rd most popular French Politician.

Philip the Good was a Duke of Burgundy from 1419 to 1467. He was also the father of Charles the Bold. Philip the Good is most famous for his successful expansion of the Burgundian state.

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Among politicians, Philip the Good ranks 601 out of 15,577Before him are Hans Frank, Ivan III of Russia, Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour. After him are Christian IX of Denmark, Yongzheng Emperor, Frederick IX of Denmark, Gorm the Old, Taejo of Goryeo, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner.

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Among people born in 1396, Philip the Good ranks 1After him are Alfonso V of Aragon, Michelozzo, Jacopo Bellini, Theodore II Palaiologos, Bonne of Artois, and William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk. Among people deceased in 1467, Philip the Good ranks 1After him are Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress, Jahan Shah, John, Count of Angoulême, and Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna.

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Among people born in France, Philip the Good ranks 248 out of 6,011Before him are Jean Marais (1913), Margaret of Valois (1553), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), and Serge Gainsbourg (1928). After him are Charles Gounod (1818), Pierre Corneille (1606), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Charles I of Anjou (1226), Vincent de Paul (1581), and Charles the Simple (879).


Among politicians born in France, Philip the Good ranks 63Before him are François Hollande (1954), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Philip V of France (1293), Philip III of France (1245), Georges Clemenceau (1841), and Oscar I of Sweden (1799). After him are Charles I of Anjou (1226), Charles the Simple (879), Philip I of France (1052), John the Fearless (1371), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), and Henry I of France (1008).