Edward VIII

1894 - 1972

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Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) 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 sixteenth birthday, seven weeks after his father succeeded as king. As a young man, Edward served in the British Army during the First World War and undertook several overseas tours on behalf of his father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward VIII has received more than 34,967,130 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Edward VIII is the 332nd most popular politician (up from 485th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 128th in 2019) and the 22nd 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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Among politicians, Edward VIII ranks 332 out of 15,710. Before him are Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Seti I, Mehmed V, Khufu, Decius, and Sitting Bull. After him are Indira Gandhi, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Numa Pompilius, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Ali Khamenei, and Ahmed III.

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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, Maximilian Kolbe, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Georges Lemaître, Boris III of Bulgaria, Jean Renoir, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1972, Edward VIII ranks 3Before him are Harry S. Truman and Ip Man. After him are M. C. Escher, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Ezra Pound, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Igor Sikorsky, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward VIII ranks 98 out of 6,924. Before him are William Blake (1757), Maggie Smith (1934), Mary Boleyn (1499), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Alex Ferguson (1941), and Christopher Lee (1922). After him are Charlotte Brontë (1816), Michael Caine (1933), David Bowie (1947), T. E. Lawrence (1888), George Harrison (1943), and George V (1865).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward VIII ranks 22Before him are James VI and I (1566), Edward III of England (1312), Edward I of England (1239), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Edward V of England (1470), and Edward II of England (1284). After him are George V (1865), Henry VI of England (1421), Charles I of England (1600), John, King of England (1166), Æthelstan (895), and Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800).