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Edgar the Peaceful

943 - 975

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Edgar (or Eadgar; 943/944 – 8 July 975) was King of England from 959 until his death in 975. He was the younger son of King Edmund I and his first wife Ælfgifu. Edmund was killed in 946 trying to protect his seneschal from attack by an outlaw, and because his children were infants he was succeeded by his younger brother Eadred, who ruled until his death in 955. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar the Peaceful has received more than 2,474,179 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Edgar the Peaceful is the 1,813th most popular politician (up from 1,814th in 2019), the 415th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 437th in 2019) and the 75th 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 1,813 out of 15,577Before him are Kurt Daluege, Werner von Fritsch, Chiang Ching-kuo, Julia Drusilla, Catherine Cornaro, and Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar. After him are Maria Josepha of Austria, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Gongmin of Goryeo, Anna Maria Mozart, Constantine VI, and Michael the Brave.

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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, Adikavi Pampa, and Theobald I, Count of Blois.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 415 out of 7,765Before him are William Baffin (1584), Richard Wright (1943), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), James Parkinson (1755), and Christopher Wren (1632). After him are Richard Branson (1950), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Joan Clarke (1917), Robbie Coltrane (1950), James IV of Scotland (1473), and Donald Winnicott (1896).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 75Before him are Oswald Mosley (1896), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Theresa May (1956), Boudica (33), Edward the Confessor (1003), and Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453). After him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Joan Clarke (1917), James IV of Scotland (1473), Edward the Martyr (962), Tony Blair (1953), and Eadred (923).