Edward VIII

1894 - 1972

Edward VIII

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 on 11 December of that 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward VIII has received more than 31,277,443 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 490th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Edward VIII ranks 486 out of 14,801Before him are Osman III, George V, Emperor Wu of Han, Valens, Gaiseric, and Charles the Simple. After him are Charles I of England, William III of England, Boris Godunov, Stephen Báthory, Louis VII of France, and Hafez al-Assad.

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Among people born in 1894, Edward VIII ranks 5Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Rudolf Hess, Gavrilo Princip, and Aldous Huxley. After him are John Ford, Boris III of Bulgaria, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Jean Renoir, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1972, Edward VIII ranks 5Before him are Harry S. Truman, M. C. Escher, Ip Man, and Yasunari Kawabata. After him are Ezra Pound, Frederick IX of Denmark, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward VIII ranks 128 out of 5,347Before him are Robert the Bruce (1274), Thomas Young (1773), Mark Knopfler (1949), John Napier (1550), George V (1865), and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823). After him are Charles I of England (1600), Aleister Crowley (1875), John Milton (1608), James Hunt (1947), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), and Liam Neeson (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward VIII ranks 27Before him are Edward I of England (1239), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Edward II of England (1284), James II of England (1633), Robert the Bruce (1274), and George V (1865). After him are Charles I of England (1600), John, King of England (1166), Henry VI of England (1421), Olav V of Norway (1903), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830).