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David II of Scotland

1324 - 1371

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David II (5 March 1324 – 22 February 1371) was King of Scotland from 1329 until his death in 1371. Upon the death of his father, Robert the Bruce, David succeeded to the throne at the age of five, and was crowned at Scone in November 1331, becoming the first Scottish monarch to be anointed at their coronation. During his childhood David was governed by a series of guardians, and Edward III of England sought to take advantage of David's minority by supporting an invasion of Scotland by Edward Balliol, beginning the Second War of Scottish Independence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David II of Scotland has received more than 1,966,319 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). David II of Scotland is the 1,316th most popular politician (down from 1,265th in 2019), the 311th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 315th in 2019) and the 61st most popular British Politician.

David II of Scotland was the son of Robert the Bruce and grandson of King Robert I of Scotland. He ascended to the throne after his father's death in 1329. He was only six years old at the time, and his reign was dominated by regents. His most famous accomplishment is the defeat of Edward III of England at the Battle of Neville's Cross in 1346.

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Among politicians, David II of Scotland ranks 1,316 out of 15,577Before him are Huni, Beyhan Sultan, Constantine IV, Asa of Judah, Simon of Cyrene, and Abijah of Judah. After him are Ghazan, Lazar of Serbia, Millard Fillmore, Theodor Heuss, Eleftherios Venizelos, and Chlodio.

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Among people born in 1324, David II of Scotland ranks 2Before him is John Wycliffe. After him are Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria, Joan, Duchess of Brittany, Louis, Count of Gravina, Manuel II of Trebizond, Giottino, Adelaide of Hesse, and Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1371, David II of Scotland ranks 1After him are Stefan Uroš V, Vukašin of Serbia, Jeanne d'Évreux, Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria, Simeon Uroš, Ubayd Zakani, Adelaide of Hesse, and Uglješa Mrnjavčević.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David II of Scotland ranks 311 out of 7,765Before him are Peter Ustinov (1921), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Halford Mackinder (1861), Æthelred the Unready (968), Patrick Stewart (1940), and John Hurt (1940). After him are William Petty (1623), Edward Gibbon (1737), Benny Hill (1924), Stanley Matthews (1915), Thomas Andrews (1873), and Robert Falcon Scott (1868).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, David II of Scotland ranks 61Before him are Ælla of Northumbria (800), Harthacnut (1018), Harold Macmillan (1894), Richard Cromwell (1626), Halford Mackinder (1861), and Æthelred the Unready (968). After him are Anne Neville (1456), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Marie of Romania (1875), Tristan (535), and Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411).