Edgar the Peaceful

943 - 975

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Edgar (or Eadgar; c. 944 – 8 July 975) was King of the English from 959 until his death in 975. He became king of all England on his brother's death. He was the younger son of King Edmund I and his first wife Ælfgifu. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar the Peaceful has received more than 2,604,082 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Edgar the Peaceful is the 1,934th most popular politician (down from 1,786th in 2019), the 407th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 415th in 2019) and the 71st most popular British Politician.

Edgar the Peaceful was most famous for his rule of England from 959 to 975. He was the first king of England to be crowned in Westminster Abbey. He was also the first king to be given the title "the Peaceful."

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Among politicians, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 1,934 out of 19,576Before him are Beji Caid Essebsi, Li Xiannian, Herod Archelaus, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Abbas II of Persia, and Álmos. After him are Psamtik III, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Jan Masaryk, Injong of Joseon, Ephialtes of Trachis, and Maria Sophie of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 943, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 1After him are Ibn Hawqal, and Matilda of France. Among people deceased in 975, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 2Before him is Gwangjong of Goryeo. After him are Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Olof Björnsson, Theobald I, Count of Blois, and Adikavi Pampa.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 407 out of 8,785Before him are Daniel Craig (1968), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Jackie Stewart (1939), Arthur Eddington (1882), Peter Brook (1925), and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863). After him are Charles Lyell (1797), Henry Moseley (1887), Bob Hoskins (1942), Anne Hathaway (1556), John Wesley (1703), and Donald Winnicott (1896).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 71Before him are Arthur Balfour (1848), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Harthacnut (1018), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Oswald Mosley (1896), and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220). After him are Anne Neville (1456), Tristan (535), John Buchan (1875), Marie of Romania (1875), William Pitt the Younger (1759), and Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411).