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

Francis II of FranceFrancis II of France

19 January 1544

Louis XVI of FranceLouis XVI of France

23 August 1754

Henry II of EnglandHenry II of England

05 March 1133

Napoleon IIINapoleon III

20 April 1808

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France

31 March 1519

Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France

13 December 1553

Louis XV of FranceLouis XV of France

15 February 1710

Richard II of EnglandRichard II of England

06 January 1367

Louis XIII of FranceLouis XIII of France

27 September 1601

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Henry III of FranceHenry III of France

19 September 1551

Louis XVIII of FranceLouis XVIII of France

17 November 1755

Charles X of FranceCharles X of France

09 October 1757

Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte

15 August 1769

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Charles VII of FranceCharles VII of France

22 February 1403

Pedro II of BrazilPedro II of Brazil

02 December 1825

Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte

02 September 1778

Mansa MusaMansa Musa

1280 AD

Louis I The PiousLouis The Pious

16 April 0778

Charles IXCharles IX

27 June 1550

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Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France

12 September 1494

Philip IV of FrancePhilip IV of France

31 March 1268

Louis IX of FranceLouis IX of France

25 April 1214

Philip V of SpainPhilip V of Spain

Clovis IClovis I

0466 AD

Louis XVII of FranceLouis XVII of France

27 March 1785

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Napoleon IINapoleon II

20 March 1811

Philip II of FrancePhilip II of France

21 August 1165

Charles VI of FranceCharles VI of France

03 December 1368

Louis VII of FranceLouis VII of France

1120 AD

Louis X of FranceLouis X of France

04 October 1289

Charles VIII of FranceCharles VIII of France

30 June 1470

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Louis XII of FranceLouis XII of France

27 June 1462

Louis XI of FranceLouis XI of France

03 July 1423

Alexander I of YugoslaviaAlexander I of Yugoslavia

16 December 1888

Philip VI of FrancePhilip VI of France

1293 AD

Joachim MuratJoachim Murat

25 March 1767

Joseph BonaparteJoseph Bonaparte

07 January 1768

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Charles IV of FranceCharles IV of France

18 June 1294

Charles V of FranceCharles V of France

21 January 1338

Louis VIII of FranceLouis VIII of France

05 September 1187

Henry the Young KingHenry the Young King

28 February 1155

Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France

30 April 1245

Philip V of FrancePhilip V of France

1293 AD

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Louis VI of FranceLouis VI of France

01 December 1081

Raynald of ChâtillonRaynald of Châtillon

1120 AD

Charles the SimpleCharles the Simple

17 September 0879

Philip I of FrancePhilip I of France

23 May 1052

John I of FranceJohn I of France

15 November 1316

Robert II of FranceRobert II of France

27 March 0972

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CarusCarus

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

Bohemond I of AntiochBohemond I of Antioch

1054 AD

James I of AragonJames I of Aragon

02 February 1208

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Louis IV of FranceLouis IV of France

10 September 0920

Ludwig I of BavariaLudwig I of Bavaria

25 August 1786

Louis the StammererLouis the Stammerer

01 November 0846

Louis V of FranceLouis V of France

0967 AD

Flavius Valerius SeverusFlavius Valerius Severus

0250 AD

Dagobert IDagobert I

0603 AD

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Nicholas I of MontenegroNicholas I of Montenegro

07 October 1841

Childeric IIIChilderic III

0714 AD

Henry VII, Holy Roman EmperorHenry VII, Holy Roman Emperor

1275 AD

Albert I, Prince of MonacoAlbert I, Prince of Monaco

13 November 1848

AvitusAvitus

0380 AD

Charles Albert of SardiniaCharles Albert of Sardinia

02 October 1798

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ConstansConstans

0323 AD

Lothair of FranceLothair of France

0941 AD

Hugh Capet of FranceHugh Capet of France

0940 AD

Napoleon II of FranceNapoleon II of France

20 March 1811

Clodius AlbinusClodius Albinus

0150 AD

Childebert IChildebert I

0496 AD

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Rudolph of FranceRudolph of France

0890 AD

Alfonso II of AragonAlfonso II of Aragon

29 February 1157

Louis III of FranceLouis III of France

0860 AD