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Edward the Confessor

1003 - 1066

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Edward the Confessor (c. 1003 – 5 January 1066) was one of the last Anglo-Saxon English kings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward the Confessor has received more than 5,653,725 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Edward the Confessor is the 1,594th most popular politician (up from 1,853rd in 2019), the 368th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 455th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular British Politician.

Edward the Confessor is most famous for being the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. He was also the first Norman king to have been born in England.

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Among politicians, Edward the Confessor ranks 1,594 out of 15,577Before him are James II of Aragon, Victoria of Baden, Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Abel, King of Denmark, Ptolemy VIII Physcon, and Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah. After him are Al-Mu'tasim, Carloman, Xerxes II of Persia, Joseph I of Portugal, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and Sergey Shoygu.

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Among people born in 1003, Edward the Confessor ranks 1After him are Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia, Herleva, Judith of Schweinfurt, Ibn Zaydún, Conrad II, Duke of Carinthia, and Frederick, Duke of Lower Lorraine. Among people deceased in 1066, Edward the Confessor ranks 2Before him is Harold Godwinson. After him are Harald Hardrada, Stenkil, Al-Bayhaqi, Elisiv of Kiev, Muniadona of Castile, Tostig Godwinson, Gottschalk, Yahya of Antioch, Udayadityavarman II, and Conan II, Duke of Brittany.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward the Confessor ranks 368 out of 7,765Before him are John Ruskin (1819), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Thomas Cromwell (1485), Boudica (33), Kate Bush (1958), and Marianne Faithfull (1946). After him are Ralph Fiennes (1962), D. H. Lawrence (1885), Harold Pinter (1930), Pelagius (360), Sam Neill (1947), and Anthony Burgess (1917).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward the Confessor ranks 73Before him are Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Æthelflæd (869), Oswald Mosley (1896), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Theresa May (1956), and Boudica (33). After him are Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Joan Clarke (1917), James IV of Scotland (1473), and Edward the Martyr (962).