George Buchanan

1506 - 1582

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George Buchanan (Scottish Gaelic: Seòras Bochanan; February 1506 – 28 September 1582) was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. According to historian Keith Brown, Buchanan was "the most profound intellectual sixteenth century Scotland produced." His ideology of resistance to royal usurpation gained widespread acceptance during the Scottish Reformation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Buchanan has received more than 155,110 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). George Buchanan is the 222nd most popular historian (down from 191st in 2019), the 2,442nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,183rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, George Buchanan ranks 222 out of 341Before him are Edward Granville Browne, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, Wilhelm von Bode, Gerald of Wales, and Max Jakob Friedländer. After him are Jacob Theodor Klein, Vasily Klyuchevsky, Stéphane Courtois, Maxime Rodinson, Antiochus of Syracuse, and Julien Ries.

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Among people born in 1506, George Buchanan ranks 8Before him are Louis II of Hungary, Hwang Jini, Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, Peter Faber, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, and Luís of Portugal, Duke of Beja.  Among people deceased in 1582, George Buchanan ranks 14Before him are Mori Ranmaru, Diego, Prince of Asturias, Zhang Juzheng, Charlotte of Bourbon, Oda Nobutada, and Francisco de Toledo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Buchanan ranks 2,442 out of 6,924Before him are James Young Simpson (1811), Geraldine James (1950), Stephen Wolfram (1959), Dennis Viollet (1933), Ken Livingstone (1945), and Noel Redding (1945). After him are Harold Laski (1893), Ian Stewart (1945), Donald Watson (1910), Steven Knight (1959), Nancy Mitford (1904), and Mary Norton (1903).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, George Buchanan ranks 24Before him are John Foxe (1516), Tony Judt (1948), Quentin Skinner (1940), William of Malmesbury (1080), Edward Granville Browne (1862), and Gerald of Wales (1146). After him are Christopher Hill (1912), A. J. P. Taylor (1906), John Keegan (1934), William Robertson (1721), Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914), and Frances Yates (1899).