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Edward the Elder

871 - 924

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Edward the Elder (c. 874 – 17 July 924) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 899 until his death in 924. He was the elder son of Alfred the Great and his wife Ealhswith. When Edward succeeded to the throne, he had to defeat a challenge from his cousin Æthelwold, who had a strong claim to the throne as the son of Alfred's elder brother and predecessor, Æthelred I. Alfred had succeeded Æthelred as king of Wessex in 871, and almost faced defeat against the Danish Vikings until his decisive victory at the Battle of Edington in 878. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward the Elder has received more than 8,000,876 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Edward the Elder is the 656th most popular politician (down from 551st in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 146th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Politician.

Edward the Elder was king of the Anglo-Saxons from 899 to 924. He was born in 869 and died in 924. Edward was the son of Alfred the Great. Edward is most famous for uniting the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Wessex, Mercia, East Anglia, Kent, and Northumbria.

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Among politicians, Edward the Elder ranks 656 out of 15,577Before him are Michael I of Romania, Suharto, Kliment Voroshilov, Tiberius Gracchus, Daniel Ortega, and Benjamin Netanyahu. After him are Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Charles IV of Spain, Leo III the Isaurian, Georgi Dimitrov, Andromache, and Abu Sufyan ibn Harb.

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Among people born in 871, Edward the Elder ranks 1After him is García I of León. Among people deceased in 924, Edward the Elder ranks 1After him are Ælfweard of Wessex, Berengar I of Italy, Ordoño II of León, Alberic I of Spoleto, and Ibn Khuzayma.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward the Elder ranks 172 out of 7,765Before him are Charlotte Rampling (1946), Jason Statham (1967), Howard Carter (1874), John Milton (1608), Brian Johnson (1947), and Bernard Montgomery (1887). After him are Keith Richards (1943), Francis Crick (1916), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Bon Scott (1946), Helen Mirren (1945), and Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935).

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