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. Edmund's cult flourished in the Early and High Middle Ages, and he and Edward the Confessor were regarded as England's patron saints until they were replaced by Saint George in the fifteenth century.Almost nothing is known about Edmund. He is thought to have been of East Anglian origin and was first mentioned in an annal of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, written some years after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund the Martyr has received more than 801,260 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Edmund the Martyr is the 5,834th most popular politician (down from 5,387th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 59th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Irish Politician.

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Among politicians, Edmund the Martyr ranks 5,834 out of 15,710Before him are Ammi-Saduqa, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Ferenc Deák, Lollia Paulina, Johann Trollmann, and Meles Zenawi. After him are Anna Dalassene, William I, Duke of Bavaria, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Jonathan Apphus, Egils Levits, and Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam.

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Among people born in 841, Edmund the Martyr ranks 1After him is Remigius of Auxerre. Among people deceased in 869, Edmund the Martyr ranks 4Before him are Lothair II, Ermentrude of Orléans, and Al-Mu'tazz. After him is Gottschalk of Orbais.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Edmund the Martyr ranks 66 out of 460Before him are J. D. Bernal (1901), Colin Farrell (1976), Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850), Brian Boru (941), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), and Oliver Goldsmith (1728). After him are Brigid of Kildare (451), Brian Cowen (1960), George Johnstone Stoney (1826), James Barry (1795), George Francis FitzGerald (1851), and Eystein II of Norway (1125).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Edmund the Martyr ranks 10Before him are Michael D. Higgins (1941), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Harald Gille (1103), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Brian Boru (941), and Malcolm II of Scotland (954). After him are Brian Cowen (1960), Eystein II of Norway (1125), Mary Robinson (1944), Bertie Ahern (1951), Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769), and Grace O'Malley (1530).