Edward II of England

1284 - 1327

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Edward II (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327), also known as Edward of Caernarfon or Caernarvon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed in January 1327. The fourth son of Edward I, Edward became the heir to the throne following the death of his older brother Alphonso. Beginning in 1300, Edward accompanied his father on campaigns in Scotland, and in 1306 he was knighted in a grand ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward II of England has received more than 9,010,532 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Edward II of England is the 493rd most popular politician (down from 277th in 2019), the 118th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 75th in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Politician.

Edward II of England is most famous for being the first English monarch to be deposed by a parliament.

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Among politicians, Edward II of England ranks 493 out of 19,576Before him are Fulgencio Batista, Edward VIII, Nicolas Sarkozy, Syngman Rhee, Norodom Sihanouk, and Christian IX of Denmark. After him are Merneptah, Gorm the Old, Heraklonas, Charles IV of France, Charles I of England, and Nurhaci.

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Among people born in 1284, Edward II of England ranks 1After him are Simone Martini, Edward, Count of Savoy, Rudolf I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg, Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, and John I, Count of Holland. Among people deceased in 1327, Edward II of England ranks 3Before him are Osman I, and Saint Roch. After him are James II of Aragon, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, Anne of Austria, Margravine of Brandenburg, Elizabeth de Burgh, Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine, and Teresa d'Entença.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward II of England ranks 118 out of 8,785Before him are Maggie Smith (1934), Ada Lovelace (1815), Blackbeard (1680), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Edward VIII (1894), and Ringo Starr (1940). After him are J. J. Thomson (1856), Bon Scott (1946), Charles I of England (1600), Rosalind Franklin (1920), George Stephenson (1781), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward II of England ranks 25Before him are Edward I of England (1239), Henry VII of England (1457), Edward III of England (1312), George V (1865), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and Edward VIII (1894). After him are Charles I of England (1600), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Henry VI of England (1421), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), and Æthelstan (895).