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Alfred the Great

849 - 899

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Alfred the Great (alt. Ælfred 848/849 – 26 October 899) was King of the West Saxons from 871 to 886, and King of the Anglo-Saxons from 886 until his death in 899. He was the youngest son of King Æthelwulf and his first wife Osburh, who both died when Alfred was young. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred the Great has received more than 19,091,443 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Alfred the Great is the 156th most popular politician (down from 128th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 46th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Politician.

Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. He was the first King of the Anglo-Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons". He was also the first King of the Anglo-Saxons to be accorded the epithet "the Great".

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Among politicians, Alfred the Great ranks 156 out of 15,577Before him are Simón Bolívar, Cardinal Richelieu, Lech Wałęsa, Maximilien Robespierre, Paul von Hindenburg, and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. After him are Louis IX of France, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, Darius III, Mehmed I, and William I, German Emperor.

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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, Zoe Zaoutzaina, and Grímur Kamban.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred the Great ranks 54 out of 7,765Before him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), David Ricardo (1772), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), John Major (1943), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and Thomas Robert Malthus (1766). After him are Cecil Rhodes (1853), John Stuart Mill (1806), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Richard Burton (1925), William Wallace (1270), and Herbert Spencer (1820).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Alfred the Great ranks 12Before him are Mary I of England (1516), Richard I of England (1157), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Mary II of England (1662), John Major (1943), and Oliver Cromwell (1599). After him are Henry VII of England (1457), George VI (1895), Edward VI of England (1537), James VI and I (1566), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and Edward III of England (1312).