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Boudica or Boudicca (UK: , US: ), known in Latin chronicles as Boadicea or Boudicea, and in Welsh as Buddug (IPA: [ˈbɨðɨɡ]), was a queen of the Iceni tribe of Celtic Britons, who led an uprising against the conquering forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61. According to Roman sources, shortly after the uprising failed, she poisoned herself or died of her wounds, although there is no actual evidence of either fate. She is considered a national heroine and symbol of the struggle for justice and independence.Boudica's husband Prasutagus, with whom she had two daughters whose names are unknown, ruled as a nominally independent ally of Rome, and left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and to the Roman emperor in his will. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boudica has received more than 6,646,206 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Boudica is the 1,562nd most popular politician (down from 733rd in 2019), the 365th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 191st in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Politician.

Boudica is most famous for leading an uprising against the Roman Empire in 60 AD.

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Among politicians, Boudica ranks 1,562 out of 15,577Before her are Scorpion I, Alexios III Angelos, Nicos Anastasiades, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, Fuad I of Egypt, and Maria I of Portugal. After her are John VI of Portugal, Lucullus, Leo IV the Khazar, José Eduardo dos Santos, Chulalongkorn, and Chester A. Arthur.

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Among people born in 33, Boudica ranks 1 Among people deceased in 61, Boudica ranks 2Before her is Barnabas.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Boudica ranks 365 out of 7,765Before her are John Bowlby (1907), Theresa May (1956), George Paget Thomson (1892), John Ruskin (1819), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), and Thomas Cromwell (1485). After her are Kate Bush (1958), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Edward the Confessor (1003), Ralph Fiennes (1962), D. H. Lawrence (1885), and Harold Pinter (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Boudica ranks 72Before her are Tristan (535), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Æthelflæd (869), Oswald Mosley (1896), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), and Theresa May (1956). After her are Edward the Confessor (1003), Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Joan Clarke (1917), and James IV of Scotland (1473).