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Edward II of England

1284 - 1327

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Edward II (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327), also called Edward of Caernarfon, 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 to pacify Scotland, and in 1307 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 7,737,119 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Edward II of England is the 279th most popular politician (up from 280th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 81st in 2019) and the 19th 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 279 out of 15,577Before him are Elizabeth of Russia, William the Silent, Silvio Berlusconi, Harald Fairhair, Georges Danton, and Ariel Sharon. After him are Ahmed II, Alexander II of Russia, Charles II of Spain, Septimius Severus, Peter III of Russia, and Mehmed V.

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Among people born in 1284, Edward II of England ranks 1After him are Simone Martini, Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Rudolf I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg, Edward, Count of Savoy, and John I, Count of Holland. Among people deceased in 1327, Edward II of England ranks 2Before him is Osman I. After him are Saint Roch, James II of Aragon, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, Elizabeth de Burgh, Anne of Austria, Margravine of Brandenburg, and Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward II of England ranks 75 out of 7,765Before him are James VI and I (1566), Neville Chamberlain (1869), David Livingstone (1813), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward III of England (1312), and Ridley Scott (1937). After him are William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), John Dee (1527), David Bowie (1947), Mary Shelley (1797), and Jeremy Bentham (1748).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward II of England ranks 19Before him are Henry VII of England (1457), George VI (1895), Edward VI of England (1537), James VI and I (1566), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and Edward III of England (1312). After him are Edward Heath (1916), Edward I of England (1239), Edward V of England (1470), Edward VIII (1894), George V (1865), and Henry VI of England (1421).