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George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

1592 - 1628

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George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, KG (; 28 August 1592 – 23 August 1628), was an English courtier, statesman, and patron of the arts. He was a favourite and possibly also a lover of King James I of England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham has received more than 1,322,327 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham is the 2,242nd most popular politician (down from 2,180th in 2019), the 506th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 521st in 2019) and the 98th most popular Politician.

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, was an English courtier, statesman, and patron of the arts. He was a favourite—and possibly the lover—of King James I of England and Scotland. He was assassinated by a disgruntled employee.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham ranks 2,242 out of 15,577Before him are George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Aeschines, Shalmaneser I, Rudolf von Laban, Roman Herzog, and Jehoram of Israel. After him are Ricimer, Ermanaric, Stefan Milutin, Gannicus, Nadab of Israel, and Antiochus II Theos.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1592, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham ranks 7Before him are John Amos Comenius, Shah Jahan, Hong Taiji, Pierre Gassendi, Wilhelm Schickard, and Gerard van Honthorst. After him are Jacques Callot, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Catalina de Erauso, Peter Snayers, Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and François le Métel de Boisrobert. Among people deceased in 1628, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham ranks 1After him are Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, François de Malherbe, Palma il Giovane, John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg, Magdalene of Bavaria, Rudolph Goclenius, Francesc Ribalta, John Bull, Jens Munk, and Nicolas Trigault.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham ranks 506 out of 7,765Before him are Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), Stanley Baldwin (1867), Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Frank Williams (1942), and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859). After him are Annie Besant (1847), Erasmus Darwin (1731), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Thomas Cranmer (1489), John Dowland (1563), and Sid Vicious (1957).

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