Alfred the Great

849 - 899

Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great (848/9 – 26 October 899) was king of the West Saxons from 871 to c. 886 and king of the Anglo-Saxons from c. 886 to 899. He was the youngest son of King Æthelwulf of Wessex. His father died when he was young. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred the Great has received more than 12,996,794 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 190th most popular politician.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 77.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Alfred the Great ranks 188 out of 14,801Before him are Rodrigo Duterte, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Mehmed IV, Francis II of France, Ertuğrul, and Cyrus the Great. After him are Batu Khan, Konrad Adenauer, George H. W. Bush, Septimius Severus, Suleiman II, and Harald V of Norway.

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Among people born in 849, Alfred the Great ranks 1After him are Isma'il ibn Ahmad and Ashot II of Armenia. Among people deceased in 899, Alfred the Great ranks 1After him are Arnulf of Carinthia, Grímur Kamban, and Zoe Zaoutzaina.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred the Great ranks 56 out of 5,347Before him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Oliver Cromwell (1599), David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Ivar the Boneless (900), and Richard Burton (1925). After him are John Stuart Mill (1806), Virginia Woolf (1882), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), J. M. W. Turner (1775), and Edward Jenner (1749).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Alfred the Great ranks 13Before him are Mary II of England (1662), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and Ivar the Boneless (900). After him are James VI and I (1566), George VI (1895), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Edward III of England (1312), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), and Edward VI of England (1537).