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Charles II of England

1630 - 1685

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Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was King of Scotland from 1649 until 1651, and King of England, Scotland and Ireland from the 1660 Restoration of the monarchy until his death in 1685. Charles II was the eldest surviving child of Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland and Henrietta Maria of France. After Charles I's execution at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War, the Parliament of Scotland proclaimed Charles II king on 5 February 1649. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles II of England has received more than 18,043,391 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Charles II of England is the 802nd most popular politician (up from 809th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 213th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular British Politician.

Charles II is most famous for being the last English monarch to be executed, as he was beheaded in 1649.

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Among politicians, Charles II of England ranks 802 out of 15,577Before him are Hassan II of Morocco, Isabella II of Spain, İsmet İnönü, Walter Ulbricht, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Zbigniew Brzezinski. After him are Stanisław August Poniatowski, Paul of Greece, Valentinian I, Christian X of Denmark, Ecgberht, King of Wessex, and Arthur Henderson.

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Among people born in 1630, Charles II of England ranks 1After him are Stenka Razin, Sophia of Hanover, Eleonora Gonzaga, Madame de Brinvilliers, Hennig Brand, Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma, Olaus Rudbeck, Josefa de Óbidos, Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria, Ludolf Bakhuizen, and Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Among people deceased in 1685, Charles II of England ranks 1After him are Emperor Go-Sai, Adriaen van Ostade, Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Charles II, Elector Palatine, Juan Carreño de Miranda, Louis Armand I, Prince of Conti, Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria, James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Michel Le Tellier, Francisco Herrera the Younger, and John Pell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles II of England ranks 205 out of 7,765Before him are James Hunt (1947), Saint Ursula (400), Ben Kingsley (1943), Henry III of England (1207), Stan Laurel (1890), and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846). After him are Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Arthur Henderson (1863), Robert Brown (1773), Henrietta of England (1644), William Golding (1911), and Ken Miles (1918).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Charles II of England ranks 42Before him are Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Edward the Elder (871), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Henry I of England (1068), and Henry III of England (1207). After him are Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Arthur Henderson (1863), Harold Godwinson (1022), James V of Scotland (1512), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), and Harold Wilson (1916).