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 when his father, Richard, Duke of York, died 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 8,683,238 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Edward IV of England is the 310th most popular politician (up from 566th in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from France (up from 239th in 2019) and the 39th 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 310 out of 15,710Before him are Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lyndon B. Johnson, Alexander Dubček, Philip IV of Spain, and Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Ferdinand I of Austria, Louis XI of France, Kangxi Emperor, Gerald Ford, Djoser, and Qianlong 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, and Tamás Bakócz. Among people deceased in 1483, Edward IV of England ranks 2Before him is Edward V of England. After him are Louis XI of France, Charlotte of Savoy, Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Francis Phoebus of Navarre, Margaret of Bourbon, Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine, and Pedro Pardo de Cela.

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Among people born in France, Edward IV of England ranks 142 out of 5,234Before him are Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Jean-François Millet (1814), Charles VI of France (1368), Jacques Cartier (1491), Hugh Capet (940), and François Viète (1540). After him are Évariste Galois (1811), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Louis XI of France (1423), Henri Poincaré (1854), Charles Aznavour (1924), and Philip V of Spain (1683).


Among politicians born in France, Edward IV of England ranks 39Before him are Philippe Pétain (1856), Louis XVII of France (1785), Jacques Chirac (1932), Charles VIII of France (1470), Charles VI of France (1368), and Hugh Capet (940). After him are Louis XI of France (1423), Philip V of Spain (1683), François Mitterrand (1916), Charles V of France (1338), Joachim Murat (1767), and Philip VI of France (1293).