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Eadred (also Edred, 'the Weak-in-the-Feet') (923 – 23 November 955) was King of the English from 946 until his death. He was the son of Edward the Elder and his third wife Eadgifu of Kent, and a grandson of Alfred the Great. Eadred came to the throne following the assassination of his older brother, Edmund I. The chief achievement of his reign was to bring the Kingdom of Northumbria under total English control, which occurred with the defeat and expulsion of Eric Bloodaxe in 954. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eadred has received more than 1,408,843 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Eadred is the 2,080th most popular politician (up from 2,770th in 2019), the 503rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 623rd in 2019) and the 90th 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 2,080 out of 15,710Before him are Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, Nicholas I of Montenegro, Theodoric II, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Evo Morales, and Juho Kusti Paasikivi. After him are Agustín de Iturbide, Leonidas II, Hyojong of Joseon, Hong Xiuquan, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, and Leopoldo Galtieri.

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Among people born in 923, Eadred ranks 2Before him is Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo. After him are Bernard of Menthon and Emperor Suzaku. 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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Among people born in United Kingdom, Eadred ranks 503 out of 6,924Before him are Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Nicholas Winton (1909), Banksy (1970), Benjamin Graham (1894), Eadwig (940), and Kate Bush (1958). After him are Christopher Tolkien (1924), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Christopher Nolan (1970), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), and Ben Jonson (1572).

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