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Edmund the Martyr

841 - 869

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Edmund the Martyr (also known as St Edmund or Edmund of East Anglia, died 20 November 869) was king of East Anglia from about 855 until his death. Few historical facts about Edmund are known, as the kingdom of East Anglia was devastated by the Vikings, who destroyed any contemporary evidence of his reign. Coins minted by Edmund indicate that he succeeded Æthelweard of East Anglia, as they shared the same moneyers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund the Martyr has received more than 1,085,748 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Edmund the Martyr is the 3,567th most popular politician (up from 5,827th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 66th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Irish Politician.

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Among politicians, Edmund the Martyr ranks 3,567 out of 15,577Before him are Naoto Kan, Bianca Cappello, Sverre of Norway, Abu Musa al-Ash'ari, Abd al-Mu'min, and Bagoas. After him are Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, Sigurd Ring, Mircea II of Wallachia, Louis, Count of Évreux, Hiero I of Syracuse, and Blaise Compaoré.

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Among people born in 841, Edmund the Martyr ranks 1After him are Bernard Plantapilosa and Remigius of Auxerre. Among people deceased in 869, Edmund the Martyr ranks 2Before him is Lothair II. After him are Ermentrude of Orléans, Al-Mu'tazz, and Gottschalk of Orbais.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Edmund the Martyr ranks 37 out of 501Before him are Cillian Murphy (1976), Bono (1960), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Bob Geldof (1951), Brendan (484), and Rory Gallagher (1948). After him are Saint Gall (550), Eileen Gray (1878), Iris Murdoch (1919), Dolores O'Riordan (1971), Bertie Ahern (1951), and Columba (521).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Edmund the Martyr ranks 6Before him are Edmund Burke (1729), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Michael Collins (1890), Michael D. Higgins (1941), and George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449). After him are Bertie Ahern (1951), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Harald Gille (1103), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), Brian Cowen (1960), and Brian Boru (941).