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Eadred (also Edred, c. 923 – 23 November 955) was King of the English from 26 May 946 until his death in 955. He was the younger son of Edward the Elder and his third wife Eadgifu, and a grandson of Alfred the Great. His elder brother, Edmund, was killed trying to protect his seneschal from an attack by a violent thief. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eadred has received more than 2,497,808 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Eadred is the 2,192nd most popular politician (down from 1,880th in 2019), the 469th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 436th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular British Politician.

Eadred is most famous for being the first king of the united kingdom of England. He was also the first to unite the kingdoms of Northumbria, Mercia, and Wessex.

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Among politicians, Eadred ranks 2,192 out of 19,576Before him are Władysław I the Elbow-high, Joan II of Navarre, Abdul Latif Rashid, Yuan Shu, Sima Zhao, and Zoran Đinđić. After him are Sirikit, Lee Teng-hui, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Paul-Henri Spaak, and Æthelflæd.

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Among people born in 923, Eadred ranks 1After him are Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo, Emperor Suzaku, Bernard of Menthon, and Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī. Among people deceased in 955, Eadred ranks 2Before him is Pope Agapetus II. After him are Henry I, Duke of Bavaria, Conrad, Duke of Lorraine, and Fajsz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eadred ranks 469 out of 8,785Before him are Edward the Martyr (962), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Julia Gillard (1961), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Sid Vicious (1957), and Bernie Ecclestone (1930). After him are Saint Walpurga (710), Denis Law (1940), Brook Taylor (1685), Æthelflæd (869), Saint Boniface (680), and Alexander Pope (1688).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Eadred ranks 82Before him are William Pitt the Younger (1759), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Princess Muna al-Hussein (1941), Austen Chamberlain (1863), Edward the Martyr (962), and Julia Gillard (1961). After him are Æthelflæd (869), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), James Callaghan (1912), James I of Scotland (1394), James IV of Scotland (1473), and Gordon Brown (1951).