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Empress Matilda

1102 - 1167

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Empress Matilda (c. 7 February 1102 – 10 September 1167), also known as the Empress Maude, was one of the claimants to the English throne during the civil war known as the Anarchy. The daughter of King Henry I of England, she moved to Germany as a child when she married the future Holy Roman Emperor Henry V. She travelled with her husband to Italy in 1116, was controversially crowned 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 3,435,986 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Empress Matilda is the 64th most popular nobleman (down from 62nd in 2019), the 256th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 243rd in 2019) and the 16th 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 64 out of 842Before her are Jeanne d'Albret, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Fatma Sultan, and Herodias. After her are Olga of Kiev, Afonso de Albuquerque, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Philip the Bold, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten.

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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, and Rainald of Dassel.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Empress Matilda ranks 256 out of 7,765Before her are Randal Cremer (1828), Arthur Evans (1851), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), William Morris (1834), and Joe Cocker (1944). After her are Anthony Giddens (1938), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Graham Greene (1904), Edmund I (921), Bede (672), and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545).

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