Edward IV of England

1442 - 1483

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Edward IV (28 April 1442 – 9 April 1483) was King of England from 4 March 1461 to 3 October 1470, then again from 11 April 1471 until his death in 1483. He was a central figure in the Wars of the Roses, a series of civil wars in England fought between the Yorkist and Lancastrian factions between 1455 and 1487. Edward inherited the Yorkist claim to the throne at the age of eighteen when his father, Richard, Duke of York, was killed at the Battle of Wakefield in December 1460. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward IV of England has received more than 11,421,088 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Edward IV of England is the 410th most popular politician (down from 194th in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from France (down from 84th in 2019) and the 46th most popular French Politician.

Edward IV of England is most famous for being the first king of the House of York and for his marriage to the widowed Lady Elizabeth Grey.

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Among politicians, Edward IV of England ranks 410 out of 19,576Before him are Priam, Philip VI of France, Miklós Horthy, Mahmud I, Clara Zetkin, and Olof Palme. After him are Charles the Fat, Malik-Shah I, Ibn Saud, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, Herod Antipas, and Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1442, Edward IV of England ranks 1After him are Vannozza dei Cattanei, Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado, Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus, Benedetto da Maiano, Tamás Bakócz, and Lê Thánh Tông. Among people deceased in 1483, Edward IV of England ranks 2Before him is Louis XI of France. After him are Edward V of England, Charlotte of Savoy, Francis Phoebus of Navarre, Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine, Margaret of Bourbon, Fernando II, Duke of Braganza, Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, Elizabeth of Nevers, and Pedro Pardo de Cela.

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Among people born in France, Edward IV of England ranks 171 out of 6,770Before him are Théodore Géricault (1791), Jacques Cousteau (1910), Henry Cavendish (1731), Jean Racine (1639), Tacitus (54), and Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683). After him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Jean Bodin (1530), Pope Urban V (1310), Annie Ernaux (1940), Louis VII of France (1120), and Bernadette Soubirous (1844).


Among politicians born in France, Edward IV of England ranks 46Before him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), François Hollande (1954), Charles IX of France (1550), Henry II of England (1133), Georges Pompidou (1911), and Philip VI of France (1293). After him are Louis VII of France (1120), Louis VIII of France (1187), Francis II of France (1544), Louis X of France (1289), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), and Louis Bonaparte (1778).