Edmund I

921 - 946

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Edmund I (Old English: Ēadmund, pronounced [ˈæːɑdmund]; 921 – 26 May 946) was King of the English from 939 until his death. His epithets include the Elder, the Deed-doer, the Just, and the Magnificent.Edmund was the son of Edward the Elder and his third wife Eadgifu of Kent, and a grandson of Alfred the Great. Edmund was a young child when his father died in 924 and was succeeded by his eldest son and Edmund's half-brother Æthelstan, who died in 939. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund I has received more than 1,816,755 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Edmund I is the 1,471st most popular politician (up from 1,934th in 2019), the 369th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 461st in 2019) and the 67th most popular British Politician.

Edmund I was the king of England from 939 to 946. He is most famous for his defeat of the Danes at the Battle of Brunanburh in 937.

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Among politicians, Edmund I ranks 1,471 out of 15,710Before him are Rutherford B. Hayes, Cuauhtémoc, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Georgy Lvov, John IV Laskaris, and Ehud Barak. After him are Abel, King of Denmark, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Emperor Xian of Han, Friedrich Fromm, John Sigismund Zápolya, and Amon of Judah.

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Among people born in 921, Edmund I ranks 1After him is Abe no Seimei. Among people deceased in 946, Edmund I ranks 1After him are Pope Marinus II, John of Rila, Eadgyth, Al-Qa'im, Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid, and Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edmund I ranks 369 out of 6,924Before him are Samuel Johnson (1709), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Thomas Cook (1808), Mary Somerville (1780), Robert Edwards (1925), and John Knox (1514). After him are Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), William Godwin (1756), Henry Moseley (1887), Thomas Carlyle (1795), and Henry Fox Talbot (1800).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edmund I ranks 67Before him are Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Anne Neville (1456), Theresa May (1956), Halford Mackinder (1861), Alec Douglas-Home (1903), and Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411). After him are Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), Æthelred the Unready (968), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), James I of Scotland (1394), Tony Blair (1953), and James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534).