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Alfonso X of Castile

1221 - 1284

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Alfonso X (also known as the Wise, Spanish: el Sabio; 23 November 1221 – 4 April 1284) was King of Castile, León and Galicia from 30 May 1252 until his death in 1284. During the election of 1257, a dissident faction chose him to be king of Germany on 1 April. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfonso X of Castile has received more than 808,651 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Alfonso X of Castile is the 263rd most popular writer (up from 309th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Spain (up from 72nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Spanish Writer.

Alfonso X of Castile is most famous for being a scholar and a patron of the arts. He was also a king of Castile, León, Galicia, Toledo, Murcia, Jaén, Seville, Córdoba, and Valencia.

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Among writers, Alfonso X of Castile ranks 263 out of 5,755Before him are Dario Fo, Henrik Pontoppidan, Frédéric Mistral, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Alcaeus of Mytilene, and Jaroslav Hašek. After him are Henry Miller, Carlo Goldoni, William Golding, Jordanes, Chrétien de Troyes, and Valmiki.

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Among people born in 1221, Alfonso X of Castile ranks 2Before him is Bonaventure. After him are Margaret of Provence, Theodore II Laskaris, Al-Adil II, and Qara Hülegü. Among people deceased in 1284, Alfonso X of Castile ranks 1After him are Tekuder, Nicola Pisano, Siger of Brabant, Boetius of Dacia, Hōjō Tokimune, Hugh III of Cyprus, Peter I, Count of Alençon, George, Emperor of Trebizond, Sturla Þórðarson, Alphonso, Earl of Chester, and Adelaide of Holland.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Alfonso X of Castile ranks 64 out of 2,932Before him are Abd al-Rahman III (889), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), Jusepe de Ribera (1591), Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Isabella II of Spain (1830), and Plácido Domingo (1941). After him are Florentino Pérez (1947), Ferdinand VII of Spain (1784), Amancio Ortega (1936), Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Louis I of Spain (1707), and Luis Suárez (1935).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Alfonso X of Castile ranks 7Before him are Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Federico García Lorca (1898), Lope de Vega (1562), Quintilian (35), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), and Bartolomé de las Casas (1484). After him are Lucan (39), Martial (40), Seneca the Elder (-54), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Gaius Julius Hyginus (-64), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881).