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Boudica or Boudicca (UK: , US: ), also known as Boadicea (, also US: ) or Boudicea, and in Welsh as Buddug (IPA: [ˈbɨðɨɡ]), was a queen of the British Iceni tribe 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 her fate. She is considered a British folk hero.Boudica's husband Prasutagus, with whom she had two children 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 5,669,050 page views. Her biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Boudica is the 734th most popular politician (down from 680th in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 176th in 2019) and the 40th most popular British Politician.

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

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Among politicians, Boudica ranks 734 out of 15,710Before her are Chlothar I, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Alexandra of Denmark, John the Fearless, Hussein of Jordan, and Hugo Chávez. After her are Publius Quinctilius Varus, Ngo Dinh Diem, Alexis of Russia, Henry I of England, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Cleopatra I Syra.

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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 192 out of 6,924Before her are Ian Fleming (1908), Anne Hathaway (1556), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Terry Pratchett (1948), Helen Mirren (1945), and John Keats (1795). After her are Robert Burns (1759), Henry I of England (1068), Henry Morgan (1635), John Logie Baird (1888), Laurence Olivier (1907), and Ben Kingsley (1943).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Boudica ranks 40Before her are Anthony Eden (1897), Robert the Bruce (1274), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Olav V of Norway (1903), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), and Henry III of England (1207). After her are Henry I of England (1068), Harold Wilson (1916), James V of Scotland (1512), Ælla of Northumbria (800), Charles II of England (1630), and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900).