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Eadwig, also spelled Edwy or Eadwige (c. 940 – October 959), sometimes called the All-Fair, was King of the English from 955 until his death in 959. The elder son of Edmund I and Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, Eadwig became king in 955 aged 15 following the death of his uncle Eadred. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eadwig has received more than 1,625,342 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Eadwig is the 2,057th most popular politician (up from 2,642nd in 2019), the 500th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 601st in 2019) and the 89th most popular British Politician.

Eadwig was most famous for ruling as king of England from 955-959.

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Among politicians, Eadwig ranks 2,057 out of 15,710Before him are Andrew III of Hungary, Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Nahum, Dagobert III, Sekhemkhet, and Zhu De. After him are Ziying, Nicolas Fouquet, Tiberius III, Masoud Barzani, Ismail II, and Hermann Müller.

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Among people born in 940, Eadwig ranks 4Before him are Hugh Capet, Ferdowsi, and Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani. After him are Mieszko I of Poland, Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians, Leopold I, Margrave of Austria, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Doubravka of Bohemia, Baldwin III, Count of Flanders, Henry III, Duke of Bavaria, and Abū Sahl al-Qūhī. Among people deceased in 959, Eadwig ranks 2Before him is Constantine VII. After him is Pietro III Candiano.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Eadwig ranks 500 out of 6,924Before him are William Shockley (1910), Arthur Balfour (1848), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Nicholas Winton (1909), Banksy (1970), and Benjamin Graham (1894). After him are Kate Bush (1958), Eadred (923), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), and Christopher Nolan (1970).

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