Æthelred the Unready

968 - 1016

Æthelred the Unready

Æthelred II (Old English: Æþelræd, pronounced [æðelræːd]; c. 966 – 23 April 1016), known as the Unready, was King of the English from 978 to 1013 and again from 1014 until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Æthelred the Unready has received more than 2,759,628 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,637th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Æthelred the Unready ranks 1,627 out of 14,801Before him are Adolf of Germany, Alexander of Greece, Athalaric, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Bülent Ecevit, and Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria. After him are Jotham of Judah, Ilse Koch, Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Bleda, Safiyya bint Huyayy, and Ma Chao.

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Among people born in 968, Æthelred the Unready ranks 2Before him is Romanos III Argyros. After him are Emperor Zhenzong, Sigrid the Haughty, and Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Among people deceased in 1016, Æthelred the Unready ranks 1After him are Edmund Ironside, Jovan Vladimir, Sulayman ibn al-Hakam, and Sweyn Haakonsson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Æthelred the Unready ranks 374 out of 5,347Before him are George Eliot (1819), Timothy Dalton (1946), Tony Blair (1953), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Walter Raleigh (1554), and Robert Falcon Scott (1868). After him are Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Tristan (535), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Patrick Stewart (1940), and Christian de Duve (1917).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Æthelred the Unready ranks 60Before him are Ælfweard of Wessex (904), David II of Scotland (1324), Ælla of Northumbria (800), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), and Tony Blair (1953). After him are Tristan (535), Randal Cremer (1828), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Edward the Confessor (1003), Edward the Martyr (962), and Halford Mackinder (1861).