Edward III of England

1312 - 1377

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Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377), also known as Edward of Windsor before his accession, was King of England from January 1327 until his death in 1377. He is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous and unorthodox reign of his father, Edward II. Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe. His fifty-year reign is one of the longest in English history, and saw vital developments in legislation and government, in particular the evolution of the English Parliament, as well as the ravages of the Black Death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward III of England has received more than 8,633,643 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Edward III of England is the 386th most popular politician (down from 270th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 73rd in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Politician.

Edward III of England is most famous for being the king of England from 1327 to 1377. He was also the king of France from 1340 to 1360.

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Among politicians, Edward III of England ranks 386 out of 19,576Before him are Frederick III, German Emperor, Taejo of Joseon, Henry VII of England, Nerva, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Abdulmejid I. After him are Barack Obama, Hatice Sultan, Henry the Fowler, Georges Pompidou, Alfonso XIII of Spain, and Georgy Malenkov.

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Among people born in 1312, Edward III of England ranks 1After him are Guillaume Tirel, Henry XV, Duke of Bavaria, and William II, Duke of Athens. Among people deceased in 1377, Edward III of England ranks 1After him are Guillaume de Machaut, Algirdas, Frederick the Simple, Urus Khan, Vladislav I of Wallachia, Al-Ashraf Sha'ban, and Richardis of Schwerin, Queen of Sweden.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward III of England ranks 92 out of 8,785Before him are Mary Shelley (1797), George Harrison (1943), Henry VII of England (1457), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), John Napier (1550), and Nicholas Winton (1909). After him are Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Jeff Beck (1944), Walter Scott (1771), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Paul Dirac (1902), and William Harvey (1578).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward III of England ranks 21Before him are George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Alfred the Great (849), George VI (1895), Edward VI of England (1537), Edward I of England (1239), and Henry VII of England (1457). After him are George V (1865), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Edward VIII (1894), Edward II of England (1284), Charles I of England (1600), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665).