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

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

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

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
31 March 1519
King of France

Richard II of EnglandRichard II of England
06 January 1367
King of England
Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France
13 December 1553
King of France, King of Navarre

Louis XIII of FranceLouis XIII of France
27 September 1601
King of France
Henry III of FranceHenry III of France
19 September 1551
King of France

Charles IX of FranceCharles IX of France
27 June 1550
King of France

VercingetorixVercingetorix
0082 BC
King of Arveni Tribe
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
Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte
15 August 1769
Emperor of the French

Charles VII of FranceCharles VII of France
22 February 1403
King of France

Pedro II of BrazilPedro II of Brazil
02 December 1825
Former Emperor of Brazil
Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte
02 September 1778
King of Holland from 1806 to 1810

Mansa MusaMansa Musa
1280 AD
Emperor
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

Philip IV of FrancePhilip IV of France
31 March 1268
King

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
Monarch

Louis IX of FranceLouis IX of France
25 April 1214
Politician

Clovis IClovis I
0466 AD
King

Louis XVII of FranceLouis XVII of France
27 March 1785
King
Napoleon IINapoleon II
20 March 1811
Prince

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Charles VI of FranceCharles VI of France
03 December 1368
monarch

Philip II of FrancePhilip II of France
21 August 1165
King

Louis XII of FranceLouis XII of France
27 June 1462
King

Louis VII of FranceLouis VII of France
1120 AD
King
Joseph BonaparteJoseph Bonaparte
07 January 1768
Politician, Diplomat, Officer, Military personnel

Charles VIII of FranceCharles VIII of France
30 June 1470
King
Louis XI of FranceLouis XI of France
03 July 1423
King

Philip VI of FrancePhilip VI of France
1293 AD
King

Charles IV of FranceCharles IV of France
18 June 1294
King
Charles V of FranceCharles V of France
21 January 1338
King

Alexander I of YugoslaviaAlexander I of Yugoslavia
16 December 1888
Prince
Philip V of FrancePhilip V of France
1293 AD
King

Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France
30 April 1245
King

Louis VIII of FranceLouis VIII of France
05 September 1187
King

John I of FranceJohn I of France
15 November 1316
King

Henry the Young KingHenry the Young King
28 February 1155
King
Philip I of FrancePhilip I of France
23 May 1052
King

Charles the SimpleCharles the Simple
17 September 0879
King

Raynald of ChâtillonRaynald of Châtillon
1120 AD
Prince

Louis VI of FranceLouis VI of France
01 December 1081
King
Robert II of FranceRobert II of France
27 March 0972
KIng

CarusCarus
0222 AD
Emperor
Henry I of FranceHenry I of France
04 May 1008
politician

Robert I of FranceRobert I of France
15 August 0866
King

Jérôme BonaparteJérôme Bonaparte
15 November 1784
King
Louis IV of FranceLouis IV of France
10 September 0920
King

James I of AragonJames I of Aragon
02 February 1208
King
Ludwig I of BavariaLudwig I of Bavaria
25 August 1786
King

Bohemond I of AntiochBohemond I of Antioch
1054 AD
Prince

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

Henry VII, Holy Roman EmperorHenry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
1275 AD
Emperor
Flavius Valerius SeverusFlavius Valerius Severus
0250 AD
Emperor

Charles Albert of SardiniaCharles Albert of Sardinia
02 October 1798
 

Dagobert IDagobert I
0603 AD
King of Austrasia

Nicholas I of MontenegroNicholas I of Montenegro
07 October 1841
Ruler
Childeric IIIChilderic III
0714 AD
King
AvitusAvitus
0380 AD
Emperor

Albert I, Prince of MonacoAlbert I, Prince of Monaco
13 November 1848
Teuthologist

ConstansConstans
0323 AD
Emperor

Lothair of FranceLothair of France
0941 AD
king
Hugh Capet of FranceHugh Capet of France
0940 AD
 

Rudolph of FranceRudolph of France
0890 AD
King

Childebert IChildebert I
0496 AD
King

Napoleon II of FranceNapoleon II of France
20 March 1811
Prince

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

Chilperic IChilperic I
0539 AD
King
Clodius AlbinusClodius Albinus
0150 AD
Emperor

Theuderic IIITheuderic III
0654 AD
King

Rollo of NormandyRollo of Normandy
0845 AD
Duke of Normandy
Sigebert ISigebert I
0535 AD
King

Clovis IIClovis II
0634 AD
King
EuricEuric
0415 AD
King

Charibert ICharibert I
0517 AD
King

Clotaire IClotaire I
0497 AD
King

Theuderic ITheuderic I
0485 AD
King
Childebert IIIChildebert III
0670 AD
King

Clovis IVClovis IV
0682 AD
King
ChlodomerChlodomer
0495 AD
King

Childeric IIChilderic II
0655 AD
King
Sigebert IIISigebert III
0630 AD
King

Theudebert ITheudebert I
0504 AD
King
Theuderic IITheuderic II
0587 AD
King