Edward VIII

1894 - 1972

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Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972), later known as the Duke of Windsor, was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication in December of the same year. Edward was born during the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria as the eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George V and Queen Mary. He was created Prince of Wales on his 16th birthday, seven weeks after his father succeeded as king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward VIII has received more than 59,009,753 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Edward VIII is the 488th most popular politician (down from 354th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 94th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Politician.

Edward VIII was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 93

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Edward VIII has had the most page views in the with 4,369,047 views, followed by Spanish (516,271), and Russian (428,386). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (2,063.41%), Uzbek (157.58%), and Waray (96.14%)


Among politicians, Edward VIII ranks 488 out of 19,576Before him are Licinius, John Hunyadi, Letizia Ramolino, Neville Chamberlain, Yazid I, and Fulgencio Batista. After him are Nicolas Sarkozy, Syngman Rhee, Norodom Sihanouk, Christian IX of Denmark, Edward II of England, and Merneptah.

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Among people born in 1894, Edward VIII ranks 4Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Gavrilo Princip, and Rudolf Hess. After him are Aldous Huxley, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, John Ford, Boris III of Bulgaria, Moshe Sharett, and Jean Renoir. Among people deceased in 1972, Edward VIII ranks 6Before him are Harry S. Truman, Ip Man, Asta Nielsen, Frederick IX of Denmark, and Yasunari Kawabata. After him are M. C. Escher, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Igor Sikorsky, and Ezra Pound.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward VIII ranks 116 out of 8,785Before him are Ian McKellen (1939), H. G. Wells (1866), Maggie Smith (1934), Ada Lovelace (1815), Blackbeard (1680), and Neville Chamberlain (1869). After him are Ringo Starr (1940), Edward II of England (1284), J. J. Thomson (1856), Bon Scott (1946), Charles I of England (1600), and Rosalind Franklin (1920).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward VIII ranks 24Before him are Edward VI of England (1537), Edward I of England (1239), Henry VII of England (1457), Edward III of England (1312), George V (1865), and Neville Chamberlain (1869). After him are Edward II of England (1284), Charles I of England (1600), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Henry VI of England (1421), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), and George IV of the United Kingdom (1762).