Edmund Ironside

993 - 1016

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Edmund Ironside (c. 990 – 30 November 1016; Old English: Ēadmund, Latin: Edmundus; sometimes also known as Edmund II) was King of the English from 23 April to 30 November 1016. He was the son of King Æthelred the Unready and his first wife, Ælfgifu of York. Edmund's reign was marred by a war he had inherited from his father; his cognomen "Ironside" was given to him "because of his valour" in resisting the Danish invasion led by Cnut the Great.Edmund was not expected to be King of England; however, by June 1014 two elder brothers had died, making him heir apparent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Ironside has received more than 2,575,249 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Edmund Ironside is the 2,204th most popular politician (up from 2,330th in 2019), the 531st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 541st in 2019) and the 97th most popular British Politician.

Edmund Ironside was a popular king of England who ruled for six months in 1016. Edmund Ironside is most famous for being the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

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Among politicians, Edmund Ironside ranks 2,204 out of 15,710Before him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah, James III of Scotland, Ajax the Lesser, Leopold V, Duke of Austria, Huayna Capac, and Blanche I of Navarre. After him are Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Ladislaus of Naples, Philipp Scheidemann, and Childebert III.

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Among people born in 993, Edmund Ironside ranks 2Before him is Olaf II of Norway. After him is Samuel ibn Naghrillah. Among people deceased in 1016, Edmund Ironside ranks 2Before him is Æthelred the Unready. After him are Jovan Vladimir, Sulayman ibn al-Hakam, and Sweyn Haakonsson.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edmund Ironside ranks 531 out of 6,924Before him are Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Richard Francis Burton (1821), James Clark Ross (1800), Nigel Mansell (1953), Gordon Banks (1937), and James III of Scotland (1451). After him are A. S. Neill (1883), Bob Hoskins (1942), Alice Liddell (1852), Tony Scott (1944), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), and John Bunyan (1628).

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