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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

1550 - 1604

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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (; 12 April 1550 – 24 June 1604) was an English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era. Oxford was heir to the second oldest earldom in the kingdom, a court favourite for a time, a sought-after patron of the arts, and noted by his contemporaries as a lyric poet and court playwright, but his volatile temperament precluded him from attaining any courtly or governmental responsibility and contributed to the dissipation of his estate.Edward de Vere was the only son of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford, and Margery Golding. After the death of his father in 1562, he became a ward of Queen Elizabeth I and was sent to live in the household of her principal advisor, Sir William Cecil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford has received more than 760,178 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford is the 2,490th most popular politician (down from 1,791st in 2019), the 601st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 421st in 2019) and the 105th most popular British Politician.

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford is most famous for being the true author of Shakespeare's plays.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford ranks 2,490 out of 15,710Before him are Ernesto Cardenal, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, Toghrul, Aung San, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, and Gülnuş Sultan. After him are Polyxena, Manuel Godoy, Kaloyan of Bulgaria, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias, and Amyntas IV of Macedon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1550, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford ranks 9Before him are Willem Barentsz, Safiye Sultan, Charles IX of Sweden, Camillus de Lellis, Henry I, Duke of Guise, and Jang-geum. After him are John Davis, Stanislaus Kostka, Karin Månsdotter, Do-Aklin, Giorgio Basta, and Jacobus Gallus. Among people deceased in 1604, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford ranks 1After him are Claudio Merulo, Catherine de Bourbon, Fausto Sozzini, Juan Fernández, John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Christine of Hesse, and Hamida Banu Begum.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford ranks 601 out of 6,924Before him are Frederick Forsyth (1938), John Snow (1813), Annie Lennox (1954), William Dampier (1651), John Henry Newman (1801), and Jane Hawking (1944). After him are John Harrison (1693), Henry Fielding (1707), Peter Finch (1916), Thomas Tallis (1502), Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892), and Hugh Laurie (1959).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford ranks 105Before him are Marie of Romania (1875), Harthacnut I of Denmark (880), Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), and William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779). After him are Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), Gordon Brown (1951), Gladwyn Jebb (1900), Henry the Young King (1155), John Buchan (1875), and Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836).