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Kings of France Quiz

Can you guess the names of the kings and emperors in French history?
Source. Not including disputed claimants.
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Last updated: January 10, 2020
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First submittedDecember 25, 2013
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Dynasty
Reign
#
King
Merovingian
481–511
I
Clovis
Merovingian
558–561
I
Chlothar
Merovingian
613–629
II
Chlothar
Merovingian
629–639
I
Dagobert
Merovingian
639–657
II
Clovis
Merovingian
657–673
III
Chlothar
Merovingian
673–675
II
Childeric
Merovingian
675–691
III
Theuderic
Merovingian
691–695
IV
Clovis
Merovingian
695–711
III
Childebert
Merovingian
711–715
III
Dagobert
Merovingian
715–721
II
Chilperic
Merovingian
721–737
IV
Theuderic
 
Lazy Kings /
Mayor of the Palace
Merovingian
743–751
III
Childeric
Carolingian
752–768
 
Pepin
Carolingian
768–771
I
Carloman
Carolingian
768–814
I
Charles
Carolingian
814–840
I
Louis
Carolingian
840–877
II
Charles
Carolingian
877–879
II
Louis
Carolingian
879–882
III
Louis
Carolingian
882–884
II
Carloman
Carolingian
885–888
III
Charles
Robertian
888–898
 
Odo
Carolingian
893–922
III
Charles
Robertian
922–923
I
Robert
Bosonid
923–936
 
Rudolph
Carolingian
936–954
IV
Louis
Carolingian
954–986
 
Lothair
Carolingian
986–987
V
Louis
Capet
987–996
 
Hugh Capet
Capet
996–1031
II
Robert
Capet
1031–1060
I
Henry
Capet
1060–1108
I
Philip
Capet
1108–1137
VI
Louis
Dynasty
Reign
#
King
Capet
1137–1180
VII
Louis
Capet
1180–1223
II
Philip
Capet
1223–1226
VIII
Louis
Capet
1226–1270
IX
Louis
Capet
1270–1285
III
Philip
Capet
1285–1314
IV
Philip
Capet
1314–1316
X
Louis
Capet
1316
I
John
Capet
1316–1322
V
Philip
Capet
1322–1328
IV
Charles
Valois
1328–1350
VI
Philip
Valois
1350–1364
II
John
Valois
1364–1380
V
Charles
Valois
1380–1422
VI
Charles
Valois
1422–1461
VII
Charles
Valois
1461–1483
XI
Louis
Valois
1483–1498
VIII
Charles
Valois
1498–1515
XII
Louis
Valois
1515–1547
I
Francis
Valois
1547–1559
II
Henry
Valois
1559–1560
II
Francis
Valois
1560–1574
IX
Charles
Valois
1574–1589
III
Henry
Bourbon
1589–1610
IV
Henry
Bourbon
1610–1643
XIII
Louis
Bourbon
1643–1715
XIV
Louis
Bourbon
1715–1774
XV
Louis
Bourbon
1774–1792
XVI
Louis
Bonaparte
1804–1814
I
Napoleon
Bourbon
1814–1815
XVIII
Louis
Bonaparte
1815
I
Napoleon
Bonaparte
1815
II
Napoleon
Bourbon
1815–1824
XVIII
Louis
Bourbon
1824–1830
X
Charles
Orleans
1830–1848
 
Louis-Philippe
Bonaparte
1852–1870
III
Napoleon
28 Comments
+8
Level 22
Jul 29, 2014
It is fun to see the difference between english and french names. The pronounciation isn't even close for Theuderic --> Thierry, Odo --> Eudes, Rudolph --> Raoul...
+7
Level 67
Jul 4, 2016
Yikes! Now I understand why I was looking at the English names and thinking "how weird, that name (Odo, Rudolph) doesn't ring a bell at all."
+4
Level 41
Jul 30, 2016
Please accept different spellings of Charloman,
+18
Level 60
Jul 30, 2016
Too France-centric
+1
Level 54
Jul 15, 2023
The biggest strength of this quiz. ;-)
+1
Level 66
Aug 3, 2016
Charles de Gaulle is missing...
+54
Level 60
Aug 3, 2016
Sorry, he's an airport.
+3
Level 64
Aug 3, 2016
It's mostly a stateman (but not a king)
+2
Level 60
Dec 1, 2017
Should accept the different spellings ok names... kept on trying what we learnt in school and none took. Charlemagne, Hugo Capet f.i.
+1
Level 37
Oct 19, 2021
charlemagne in french means charles the great
+1
Level 63
Oct 23, 2022
That'd be Charles le Grand. Charlemagne is a Frenchified form of his name in Latin.
+1
Level 93
Aug 23, 2018
i am sure there is a reason but how can the first theuderic be numbered III?
+4
Level 45
Nov 4, 2018
Because most of the Merovingians divided their kingdoms among their sons. So there was a King I and II but they were never kings of France (perhaps of Austrasia or other territories)
+5
Level 45
Feb 13, 2019
Austrasia & Burgundy
+3
Level 38
Feb 17, 2019
Theuderic was King of Metz and Orleans, Theuderic II was King of Austrasia and Burgundy. Both ruled over subkingdoms of the Frankish kingdom.
+3
Level 75
Feb 14, 2019
Only 18% get Louis-Philippe
+1
Level 72
Jul 14, 2023
Perhaps they were thinking of something else:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Philippe_I#/media/File:Les_Poires_cropped.jpg

+1
Level 46
Mar 26, 2019
768-814 Charles isn't just "Charles".
+5
Level 65
Apr 12, 2022
Mostly known as Charlemagne, but it's a francised form of Carolus Magnus, Charles the Great. So still Charles
+1
Level 85
Sep 21, 2022
Charles in Charge!
+6
Level 61
Oct 26, 2020
Great quiz. Please accept the French spelling of all names.
+2
Level 43
Mar 21, 2021
More than half were filled in but it only counted as 7/22... :(
+1
Level 57
Oct 27, 2021
fun fact : John II was called "The Good" and in French it makes : Jean le Bon, and a common (not funny) pun with it is Jean-Bon (jambon) which means "ham".

Now btw you know how to pronounce Jean (like "jam" in "jambon")

+1
Level 74
Feb 8, 2023
All I knew were Charles, John, and Louis.
+1
Level 36
Mar 17, 2023
For the last one (from 1852 to 1870) it is not Napoleon but Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (or Napoleon III after he became emperor).
+1
Level 36
Apr 16, 2023
i live in france and got 3
+1
Level 56
Jul 14, 2023
Why didn't I think of napoleon???
+1
Level 61
Jul 14, 2023
Oddo should be accepted. It's a spelling that's frequently seen.