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Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders

1837 - 1905

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders has received more than 351,877 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders is the 143rd most popular nobleman (up from 144th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 85th in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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

Among noblemen, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders ranks 143 out of 842Before him are Robert the Strong, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Harald II of Denmark, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Ramesses VII. After him are Ramesses VIII, Setnakhte, Louise Élisabeth of France, Raziye Sultan, Avidius Cassius, and Bertrada of Laon.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders ranks 83 out of 1,019Before him are Jacky Ickx (1945), Ernest Solvay (1838), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Albert Claude (1899), Corneille Heymans (1892), and Matilda of Flanders (1031). After him are Adrian Willaert (1490), Marie José of Belgium (1906), Yves Chauvin (1930), Jacques Piccard (1922), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), and Ferdinand Verbiest (1623).

Among NOBLEMEN In Belgium

Among noblemen born in Belgium, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders ranks 4Before him are Pepin of Landen (585), John of Gaunt (1340), and Philippe of Belgium (1960). After him are Henry I, Duke of Brabant (1165), Gaston IV, Count of Foix (1422), Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg (1789), Antoinette de Mérode (1828), Prince Baudouin of Belgium (1869), Godfrey I, Count of Louvain (1060), Gothelo I, Duke of Lorraine (967), and Henry IV, Duke of Brabant (1251).