Sophistication, elegance and charm are words that you connote with while talking about French and France. France has been the epicentre of most cultural developments from centuries today. A mecca of litterateurs, scientists, artists and academicians, France is often revered to as one of the greatest talent-churning nations in the world. While this is the story of current-day France, the country has an old-world charm that dates back to days when France was ruled by emperors. Stately, magnificent and imperial, French emperors ruled the country from the Middle Ages until 1848. Clovis I was the first known ruler of France who ruled from 486 AD. Several dynasties ruled the nation during this time, starting from the Merovingia to Carolingian, Capetian, Bonaparte and Bourbon. While some emperors were crusaders who regained ground for France through wars, battles and accessions, there were others under whom the architecture, literature and culture of France prospered. King Louis XIV, the Grand Monarch or Sun King, was the longest lived monarch of France. It was under him that the country became the most powerful in entire Europe. Other prominent French emperors include King Louis VIII, King Charles V, King Philippe II Augustus and so on. With this segment, find out more about French emperors and kings, their rule, accession, life and monarchical period.
Louis XIV of FranceLouis XIV of France
05 September 1638
King of France
Louis XVI of FranceLouis XVI of France
23 August 1754
King of France

Richard II of EnglandRichard II of England
06 January 1367
King of England

Francis II of FranceFrancis II of France
19 January 1544
King of France

Philip IV of FrancePhilip IV of France
31 March 1268

Philippe I, Duke of OrléansPhilippe I, Duke of Orléans
21 September 1640
Son of Louis XIII of France
Henry II of EnglandHenry II of England
05 March 1133
King of England

Napoleon IIINapoleon III
20 April 1808
Emperor of the Second French Empire

Albert II, Prince of MonacoAlbert II, Prince of Monaco
14 March 1958
Monach of Monaco

Louis XV of FranceLouis XV of France
15 February 1710
King of France
Charles VII of FranceCharles VII of France
22 February 1403
King of France

Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France
13 December 1553
King of France, King of Navarre
Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
31 March 1519
King of France

Henry III of FranceHenry III of France
19 September 1551
King of France

Louis XIII of FranceLouis XIII of France
27 September 1601
King of France
Charles IX of FranceCharles IX of France
27 June 1550
King of France

0082 BC
King of Arveni Tribe
Louis IX of FranceLouis IX of France
25 April 1214
King of France

Clovis IClovis I
0466 AD
King of the Salian Franks

Louis XVIII of FranceLouis XVIII of France
17 November 1755
King of France
Charles X of FranceCharles X of France
09 October 1757
King of France and Navarre

Charles VI of FranceCharles VI of France
03 December 1368
King of France
Napoleon IINapoleon II
20 March 1811
Emperor of France

Philippe II, Duke of OrléansPhilippe II, Duke of Orléans
02 August 1674

Louis XII of FranceLouis XII of France
27 June 1462

Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte
15 August 1769
Emperor of the French
Philip II of FrancePhilip II of France
21 August 1165
King of France

Charles VIII of FranceCharles VIII of France
30 June 1470
King of France

Louis XI of FranceLouis XI of France
03 July 1423
King of France

Pedro II of BrazilPedro II of Brazil
02 December 1825
Former Emperor of Brazil
Philip VI of FrancePhilip VI of France
1293 AD
King of the Valois Dynasty

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Joseph BonaparteJoseph Bonaparte
07 January 1768
King of Naples and Sicily

Guy of LusignanGuy of Lusignan
1150 AD

Charles V of FranceCharles V of France
21 January 1338
King of France

Louis VIII of FranceLouis VIII of France
05 September 1187
King of France
Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte
02 September 1778
King of Holland from 1806 to 1810

Mansa MusaMansa Musa
1280 AD
Charles IXCharles IX
27 June 1550
King of France

Louis I The PiousLouis The Pious
16 April 0778
King of Aquitaine, King of Franks & Co-Emperor

Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France
12 September 1494
Painter, Politician
Philip V of SpainPhilip V of Spain

Louis X of FranceLouis X of France
04 October 1289
Louis XVII of FranceLouis XVII of France
27 March 1785

Margaret of AnjouMargaret of Anjou
23 March 1430
Queen of England

Charles IV of FranceCharles IV of France
18 June 1294

Philip V of FrancePhilip V of France
1293 AD

Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France
30 April 1245
John I of FranceJohn I of France
15 November 1316

Louis VI of FranceLouis VI of France
01 December 1081

Philip I of FrancePhilip I of France
23 May 1052

Charles the SimpleCharles the Simple
17 September 0879
Raynald of ChâtillonRaynald of Châtillon
1120 AD

Robert II of FranceRobert II of France
27 March 0972
0222 AD

Henry I of FranceHenry I of France
04 May 1008

Robert I of FranceRobert I of France
15 August 0866
Jérôme BonaparteJérôme Bonaparte
15 November 1784

Louis IV of FranceLouis IV of France
10 September 0920
James I of AragonJames I of Aragon
02 February 1208

Ludwig I of BavariaLudwig I of Bavaria
25 August 1786

Bohemond I of AntiochBohemond I of Antioch
1054 AD
Hugh the GreatHugh the Great
0898 AD

Louis the StammererLouis the Stammerer
01 November 0846
Louis V of FranceLouis V of France
0967 AD

Henry VII, Holy Roman EmperorHenry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
1275 AD

Flavius Valerius SeverusFlavius Valerius Severus
0250 AD

Dagobert IDagobert I
0603 AD
King of Austrasia
Arthur I, Duke of BrittanyArthur I, Duke of Brittany
29 March 1187
Duke of Brittany
Nicholas I of MontenegroNicholas I of Montenegro
07 October 1841

Charles Albert of SardiniaCharles Albert of Sardinia
02 October 1798

Childeric IIIChilderic III
0714 AD

0380 AD
Albert I, Prince of MonacoAlbert I, Prince of Monaco
13 November 1848

0323 AD

Lothair of FranceLothair of France
0941 AD

Chlothar IChlothar I
0497 AD

Fulk IV, Count of AnjouFulk IV, Count of Anjou
1043 AD
Hugh Capet of FranceHugh Capet of France
0940 AD

Rudolph of FranceRudolph of France
0890 AD
William ClitoWilliam Clito
25 October 1102

Childebert IChildebert I
0496 AD

Alfonso II of AragonAlfonso II of Aragon
29 February 1157
Louis III of FranceLouis III of France
0860 AD

Chilperic IChilperic I
0539 AD
Clodius AlbinusClodius Albinus
0150 AD

Theuderic IIITheuderic III
0654 AD

Rollo of NormandyRollo of Normandy
0845 AD
Duke of Normandy

Dagobert IIDagobert II
0650 AD
Sigebert ISigebert I
0535 AD

Clovis IIClovis II
0634 AD
Raymond VI, Count of ToulouseRaymond VI, Count of Toulouse
27 October 1156

Arnulf I, Count of FlandersArnulf I, Count of Flanders
0890 AD
Arnulf of Flanders
François Louis, Prince of ContiFrançois Louis, Prince of Conti
30 April 1664
French noble

0415 AD
Charibert ICharibert I
0517 AD