Philippe I, Duke of Orléans

1640 - 1701

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Monsieur Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (21 September 1640 – 9 June 1701) was the younger son of Louis XIII of France and his wife, Anne of Austria. His older brother was the "Sun King", Louis XIV. Styled Duke of Anjou from birth, Philippe became Duke of Orléans upon the death of his uncle Gaston in 1660. In 1661, Philippe also received the dukedoms of Valois and Chartres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans has received more than 3,668,274 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Philippe I, Duke of Orléans is the 19th most popular nobleman (up from 35th in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from France (up from 221st in 2019) and the most popular French Nobleman.

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Among noblemen, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans ranks 19 out of 843. Before him are Rollo, Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, and Harold Harefoot. After him are El Cid, Anne of Austria, William the Conqueror, Ramesses I, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Albert, Prince Consort.

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Among people born in 1640, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans ranks 2Before him is Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Man in the Iron Mask, Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, La Voisin, Pu Songling, Aphra Behn, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Gaspar Sanz, Abraham Mignon, and Antoine Coysevox. Among people deceased in 1701, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans ranks 1After him are James II of England, William Kidd, Madeleine de Scudéry, Louis I, Prince of Monaco, Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg, and Anne Hilarion de Tourville.

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In France

Among people born in France, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans ranks 129 out of 5,234. Before him are Georges Braque (1882), Pope Clement V (1264), Pierre Bourdieu (1930), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jean Cocteau (1889), and Jean de La Fontaine (1621). After him are Louis Daguerre (1787), Pierre Curie (1859), Saint Sebastian (300), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Jacques Chirac (1932), and Charles VIII of France (1470).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans ranks 1After him are William the Conqueror (1028), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Charles the Bold (1433), Margaret of Valois (1553), Pope Leo IX (1002), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Robert Guiscard (1016), and Charles, Count of Valois (1270).

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