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George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence

1449 - 1478

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George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence (21 October 1449 – 18 February 1478), was the 6th son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, and the brother of English kings Edward IV and Richard III. He played an important role in the dynastic struggle between rival factions of the Plantagenets now known as the Wars of the Roses. Though a member of the House of York, he switched sides to support the Lancastrians, before reverting to the Yorkists. He was later convicted of treason against his brother, Edward IV, and was executed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence has received more than 1,429,494 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence is the 2,969th most popular politician (up from 5,107th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 58th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Politician.

George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, is most famous for being the brother of King Edward IV. Clarence was executed for treason in 1478.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence ranks 2,969 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Hui of Jin, Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Jacques Santer, and Nikolai Tikhonov. After him are Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Jehoash of Israel, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, Olaf III of Norway, Michel Aflaq, and Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1449, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence ranks 3Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici and Aldus Manutius. After him are Axayacatl and Bona of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1478, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence ranks 3Before him are Giuliano de' Medici and Uzun Hasan. After him are Yolande of Valois, Catherine of Bosnia, Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, and Andrea Vendramin.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence ranks 37 out of 460Before him are Bono (1960), Joseph Murphy (1898), Cillian Murphy (1976), Ethel Voynich (1864), Michael D. Higgins (1941), and Maureen O'Hara (1920). After him are Harald Gille (1103), John Tyndall (1820), Rory Gallagher (1948), John Field (1782), Columba (521), and Brendan (484).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence ranks 5Before him are Edmund Burke (1729), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Michael Collins (1890), and Michael D. Higgins (1941). After him are Harald Gille (1103), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Brian Boru (941), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), Edmund the Martyr (841), Brian Cowen (1960), and Eystein II of Norway (1125).