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 apparent to the throne following the death of his elder brother Alphonso. Beginning in 1300, Edward accompanied his father on campaigns to pacify Scotland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward II of England has received more than 6,664,917 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Edward II of England is the 280th most popular politician (up from 420th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 114th in 2019) and the 21st 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 280 out of 15,710Before him are Pompey, Elagabalus, Wu Zetian, Julian, Golda Meir, and Khafra. After him are Lee Kuan Yew, Bill Clinton, Herod Antipas, Jacques Chirac, Charles VIII of France, and Eva Perón.

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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, 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, Elizabeth de Burgh, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, 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 81 out of 6,924Before him are Harold Harefoot (1016), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Edward V of England (1470), Charles Babbage (1791), Jeremy Bentham (1748), and Roger Bacon (1220). After him are William Harvey (1578), Ringo Starr (1940), George Stephenson (1781), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Emily Brontë (1818), and Roger Moore (1927).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward II of England ranks 21Before him are Henry VII of England (1457), James VI and I (1566), Edward III of England (1312), Edward I of England (1239), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), and Edward V of England (1470). After him are Edward VIII (1894), George V (1865), Henry VI of England (1421), Charles I of England (1600), John, King of England (1166), and Æthelstan (895).