Alfred the Great

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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 13,254,751 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Alfred the Great is the 128th most popular politician (up from 188th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 56th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Alfred the Great ranks 128 out of 15,710. Before him are Clovis I, Louis XIII of France, Kösem Sultan, Vespasian, Cardinal Richelieu, and Hatshepsut. After him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Hermann Göring, Amenhotep III, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Mehmed III, and Skanderbeg.

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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 47 out of 6,924. Before him are James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Henry V of England (1386), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), William Wallace (1270), Edward Jenner (1749), and John Dalton (1766). After him are Robert Hooke (1635), Lord Byron (1788), Thomas More (1478), Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), and Cecil Rhodes (1853).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Alfred the Great ranks 11Before him are Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Richard I of England (1157), Mary I of England (1516), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary II of England (1662), and Henry V of England (1386). After him are Oliver Cromwell (1599), Edward VI of England (1537), George VI (1895), Henry VII of England (1457), James VI and I (1566), and Edward III of England (1312).