Edgar the Peaceful

943 - 975

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Edgar (Old English: Ēadgār [ˈæːɑdɡɑːr]; c. 943 – 8 July 975), known as Edgar the Peaceful or Edgar the Peaceable, was King of the English from 959 until his death. He was the younger son of Edmund I and Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, and came to the throne as a teenager, following the death of his older brother Eadwig. As king, Edgar further consolidated the political unity achieved by his predecessors, with his reign being noted for its relative stability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar the Peaceful has received more than 1,807,475 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Edgar the Peaceful is the 1,817th most popular politician (up from 1,940th in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 462nd in 2019) and the 76th 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 1,817 out of 15,710Before him are John VI of Portugal, 1st Dalai Lama, Rodion Malinovsky, Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, and Henry II of Castile. After him are Ferdinand I of Naples, Charles VIII of Sweden, Richard von Weizsäcker, Qa'a, Edward the Martyr, and Li Keqiang.

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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, and Theobald I, Count of Blois.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 438 out of 6,924Before him are William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Isaac Barrow (1631), Walter Raleigh (1554), John Dowland (1563), James IV of Scotland (1473), and Thomas Hardy (1840). After him are Erasmus Darwin (1731), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Sid Vicious (1957), Oliver Sacks (1933), William Adams (1564), and David Beckham (1975).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edgar the Peaceful ranks 76Before him are Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), James I of Scotland (1394), Tony Blair (1953), James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), Robert II of Scotland (1316), and James IV of Scotland (1473). After him are Edward the Martyr (962), Æthelflæd (869), Edward the Confessor (1003), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), and Harthacnut (1018).