Empress Matilda

1102 - 1167

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Empress Matilda (c. 7 February 1102 – 10 September 1167), also known as Empress Maud, was one of the claimants to the English throne during the civil war known as the Anarchy. The daughter and heir of Henry I, king of England and ruler of Normandy, she went to Germany as a child when she was married to the future Holy Roman Emperor Henry V. She travelled with the emperor to Italy in 1116, was controversially crowned empress in St Peter's Basilica, and acted as the imperial regent in Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Empress Matilda has received more than 4,266,542 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Empress Matilda is the 56th most popular nobleman (up from 67th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 256th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Nobleman.

Empress Matilda was the daughter of King Henry I and Matilda of Scotland. She was also the granddaughter of William the Conqueror. She was the first woman to rule England in her own right.

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Among noblemen, Empress Matilda ranks 56 out of 1,415Before her are Albert, Prince Consort, Afonso de Albuquerque, Raynald of Châtillon, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Alexandra Feodorovna, and Rollo. After her are Henry IV of England, Herodias, Robert Guiscard, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Philip the Bold, and Charles, Count of Valois.

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Among people born in 1102, Empress Matilda ranks 1After her are William Clito, and Sebastiano Ziani. Among people deceased in 1167, Empress Matilda ranks 1After her are Abraham ibn Ezra, Charles VII of Sweden, Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia, Rostislav I of Kiev, Aelred of Rievaulx, Henry II, Duke of Limburg, and Rainald of Dassel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Empress Matilda ranks 212 out of 8,785Before her are Anne Brontë (1820), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), Millvina Dean (1912), and Edward the Elder (871). After her are Henry IV of England (1367), Ben Kingsley (1943), C. S. Lewis (1898), Lady Godiva (990), Richard Madden (1986), and C. F. Powell (1903).

Among NOBLEMEN In United Kingdom

Among noblemen born in United Kingdom, Empress Matilda ranks 12Before her are Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), Harold Harefoot (1016), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Edward VII (1841), and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843). After her are Henry IV of England (1367), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982), Edward the Black Prince (1330), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), and Henrietta of England (1644).