Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders

1837 - 1905

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Prince Philippe of Belgium, Count of Flanders (24 March 1837 – 17 November 1905) was the third born and second surviving son of Leopold I, King of the Belgians and his wife Louise d'Orléans (1812–1850). Born at the Château de Laeken, near Brussels, Belgium, he was created Count of Flanders on 14 December 1840. Upon the death of his nephew, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, Philippe became heir presumptive to the Belgian throne, from 1869 until his own death in 1905. In 1866, after the abdication of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Prince of Romania, he refused being named the new Romanian sovereign, and the throne was later accepted by Carol I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders has received more than 309,692 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders is the 144th most popular nobleman (up from 170th in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 108th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Nobleman.

Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders is most famous for being the son of King Louis II of France and Queen Marie of Hungary. He was also a grandson of King Louis I of Hungary and Bohemia. He was the first husband of Joan of Constantinople, who was the daughter of Andronikos III Palaiologos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

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Among noblemen, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders ranks 144 out of 843Before him are Harald II of Denmark, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Judith of Bavaria. After him are Piero the Unfortunate, Ramesses VIII, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Bertrada of Laon, Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, and Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara.

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Among people born in 1837, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders ranks 15Before him are Cosima Wagner, Adam Opel, Fredrik Bajer, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Pedro V of Portugal. After him are Paul Morphy, Ivan Kramskoi, Georges Ernest Boulanger, John Newlands, Vasil Levski, and Rosalía de Castro. Among people deceased in 1905, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders ranks 8Before him are William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Muhammad Abduh, Ernst Abbe, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia. After him are Adolph Menzel, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Élisée Reclus, Carl Wernicke, and Walther Flemming.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders ranks 85 out of 899Before him are Jacques Rogge (1942), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Adrian Willaert (1490), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Dominique Pire (1910), and Jacques Piccard (1922). After him are Henri Pirenne (1862), Peyo (1928), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), and Frans Snyders (1579).

Among NOBLEMEN In Belgium

Among noblemen born in Belgium, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders ranks 4Before him are Pepin of Landen (585), Philippe of Belgium (1960), and John of Gaunt (1340). After him are Henry I, Duke of Brabant (1165), Antoinette de Mérode (1828), Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg (1789), Gothelo I, Duke of Lorraine (967), Godfrey I, Count of Louvain (1060), Prince Baudouin of Belgium (1869), Henry IV, Duke of Brabant (1251), and Lambert I, Count of Louvain (1000).