10 French Kings

List of 10 French kings and rulers of France that are famous in French popular culture, for a reason or another:


  1. Clodion le Chevelu .... 429-447  .... first French ruler, chef des Francs
  2. Dagobert Ier[1] .... 629-639 .... Dagobert is the character of a parody song created in during the French  revolution to make fun of royalty
  3. Charlemagne .... 768-814 .... conquers a lot of Europe, reformed and shook all of the old systems in place
  4. Louis IX (Saint-Louis) .... 1226-1270 .... reinforces French Christianity and crusades
  5. François Ier  .... 1515-1547 .... French renaissance actor
  6. Henri IV (le Vert-Galant) .... 1589-1610 .... signs the Edict of Nantes ending Religious Wars
  7. Louis XIV le Grand .... 1643-1715 .... the Sun king glorifies France – Versailles magnificence
  8. Louis XVI  .... 1774-1792 .... last ruler king was executed during the French revolution
  9. Napoléon Ier .... 1804-1815 .... Emperor of the French
  10. Napoléon III .... 1852-1870 .... remodels Paris to be the city we know today

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Related: 10 French Queens . Dagobert .


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