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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward the Elder has received more than 4,782,473 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward the Elder is the 551st most popular politician (up from 986th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 244th in 2019) and the 33rd 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 551 out of 15,710Before him are Alexander IV of Macedon, Sneferu, Friedrich Ebert, Lycurgus of Sparta, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Juliana of the Netherlands. After him are Ivan III of Russia, Zoë Porphyrogenita, Bernie Sanders, Irene of Athens, Anthony Eden, and Philip V of France.

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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, and Alberic I of Spoleto.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward the Elder ranks 146 out of 6,924Before him are Brian May (1947), Henry IV of England (1367), John Wycliffe (1324), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Paul Dirac (1902), and Victoria, Princess Royal (1840). After him are Anthony Eden (1897), Roald Dahl (1916), Duns Scotus (1265), Robert the Bruce (1274), Cat Stevens (1948), and Ada Lovelace (1815).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward the Elder ranks 33Before him are Æthelstan (895), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), James II of England (1633), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and George III of the United Kingdom (1738). After him are Anthony Eden (1897), Robert the Bruce (1274), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Olav V of Norway (1903), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), and Henry III of England (1207).