Edward the Black Prince

1330 - 1376

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Edward of Woodstock, known to history as the Black Prince (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376), was the eldest son of King Edward III of England, and the heir apparent to the English throne. 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.Edward was made Duke of Cornwall, the first English dukedom, in 1337. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward the Black Prince has received more than 2,051,612 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Edward the Black Prince is the 54th most popular nobleman (down from 48th in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 209th in 2019) and the 12th 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 54 out of 843Before him are Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Marie Thérèse of France, Raynald of Châtillon, Henrietta of England, Robert Guiscard, and Charles, Count of Valois. After him are Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, Arthur, Prince of Wales, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Lady Jane Grey, Giuliano de' Medici, and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia.

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

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward the Black Prince ranks 221 out of 6,924Before him are Catherine Howard (1523), Anne Brontë (1820), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Joe Cocker (1944), J. K. Rowling (1965), and Keith Richards (1943). After him are Anthony Giddens (1938), Catherine Parr (1512), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), James Hunt (1947), Julie Andrews (1935), and John Law (1671).

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Among noblemen born in United Kingdom, Edward the Black Prince ranks 12Before him are Harold Harefoot (1016), Edward VII (1841), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Henry IV of England (1367), and Henrietta of England (1644). After him are Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Empress Matilda (1102), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843).