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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. 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 53,130,927 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Edward VIII is the 357th most popular politician (down from 332nd in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 97th in 2019) and the 23rd 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 357 out of 15,577Before him are Hafsa Sultan, Mustafa II, Stepan Bandera, Philip I of Castile, Cambyses II, and Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Golda Meir, Barack Obama, Herod Antipas, Shimon Peres, George V, and Priam.

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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, Georges Lemaître, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Boris III of Bulgaria, John Ford, Jean Renoir, 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, Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, J. Edgar Hoover, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Ezra Pound, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Franz Halder.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward VIII ranks 94 out of 7,765Before him are Alan Rickman (1946), Roger Bacon (1220), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Walter Scott (1771), Guy Fawkes (1570), and Robert Owen (1771). After him are Jane Seymour (1508), George V (1865), William Harvey (1578), Paul McCartney (1942), Henry VI of England (1421), and George Stephenson (1781).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward VIII ranks 23Before him are Neville Chamberlain (1869), Edward III of England (1312), Edward II of England (1284), Edward Heath (1916), Edward I of England (1239), and Edward V of England (1470). After him are George V (1865), Henry VI of England (1421), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Charles I of England (1600), James II of England (1633), and Robert the Bruce (1274).