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Æthelstan or Athelstan (; Old English: Æþelstan ([ˈæðeɫstɑn]); or Æðelstān ([ˈæðeɫstɑːn]); Old Norse: Aðalsteinn meaning "noble stone"; c. 894 – 27 October 939) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939 when he died. He was the son of King Edward the Elder and his first wife, Ecgwynn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Æthelstan has received more than 3,437,855 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 687th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Æthelstan ranks 682 out of 14,801Before him are Childeric I, Louis, Grand Dauphin, Robert II of France, Ibn Saud, Merovech, and Boudica. After him are Vladislaus II of Hungary, Publius Quinctilius Varus, Hideki Tojo, Ahab, Robert Mugabe, and Gorm the Old.

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Among people born in 895, Æthelstan ranks 1After him are Al-Muqtadir and Liu Zhiyuan. Among people deceased in 939, Æthelstan ranks 1After him are Pope Leo VII, Dirk I, Count of Holland, Pietro II Candiano, and Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Æthelstan ranks 178 out of 5,347Before him are Mick Jagger (1943), William Ramsay (1852), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Boudica (33), and Alfred Marshall (1842). After him are Jeff Beck (1944), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Theresa May (1956), Alan Rickman (1946), Joseph Priestley (1733), and Brian Johnson (1947).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Æthelstan ranks 36Before him are Henry VI of England (1421), Olav V of Norway (1903), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Henry V of England (1386), and Boudica (33). After him are Theresa May (1956), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), James V of Scotland (1512), Edward V of England (1470), Henry III of England (1207), and Charles II of England (1630).