Edward the Black Prince

1330 - 1376

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Edward of Woodstock (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376), known to history as the Black Prince, was the eldest son and heir apparent of King Edward III of England. He died before his father and so his son, Richard II, succeeded to the throne instead. Edward nevertheless earned distinction as one of the most successful English commanders during the Hundred Years' War, being regarded by his English contemporaries as a model of chivalry and one of the greatest knights of his age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward the Black Prince has received more than 3,801,912 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Edward the Black Prince is the 68th most popular nobleman (down from 51st in 2019), the 238th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 197th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Nobleman.

Edward the Black Prince was a medieval English prince and military leader. He was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was the first Duke of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, and the Prince of Aquitaine. He died of dysentery in 1376, at the age of 45. Edward is most famous for his military victories in the Hundred Years' War against France.

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Among noblemen, Edward the Black Prince ranks 68 out of 1,415Before him are Charles, Count of Valois, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Olga of Kiev, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Philippe of Belgium, and Jeanne d'Albret. After him are Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Giuliano de' Medici, Lady Jane Grey, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Margaret of Connaught, and Albert II, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in 1330, Edward the Black Prince ranks 2Before him is Nicolas Flamel. After him are Luo Guanzhong, Gongmin of Goryeo, Peter Parler, Louis II, Count of Flanders, Robert III of Scotland, William I, Duke of Bavaria, Altichiero, Lala Şahin Pasha, Francesc Eiximenis, and Radu I of Wallachia. Among people deceased in 1376, Edward the Black Prince ranks 1After him are Jahangir Mirza, and Tenoch.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward the Black Prince ranks 238 out of 8,785Before him are Harold Godwinson (1022), Syd Barrett (1946), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), William Wordsworth (1770), and John Law (1671). After him are John Constable (1776), Jeremy Irons (1948), Ken Miles (1918), Ken Follett (1949), Jimmy Page (1944), and Phil Collins (1951).

Among NOBLEMEN In United Kingdom

Among noblemen born in United Kingdom, Edward the Black Prince ranks 15Before him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Edward VII (1841), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Empress Matilda (1102), Henry IV of England (1367), and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982). After him are Lady Jane Grey (1537), Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), Henrietta of England (1644), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), and Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885).