POLITICIAN

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 1,200,427 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham is the 2,183rd most popular politician (up from 2,190th in 2019), the 521st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 520th in 2019) and the 94th most popular British 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 2,183 out of 15,710Before him are Tang of Shang, Anne Marie d'Orléans, Theodosius III, Musa ibn Nusayr, Solomon, King of Hungary, and Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia. After him are Twosret, Anne de Montmorency, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Necmettin Erbakan, James II of Scotland, and Yazid II.

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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, François le Métel de Boisrobert, and Étienne Brûlé. Among people deceased in 1628, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham ranks 1After him are François de Malherbe, Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, Palma il Giovane, Rudolph Goclenius, John Bull, John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg, Jens Munk, and Magdalene of Bavaria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham ranks 521 out of 6,924Before him are Tony Iommi (1948), Norman Haworth (1883), William Hogarth (1697), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Kate Winslet (1975), and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960). After him are Daphne du Maurier (1907), James II of Scotland (1430), John Franklin (1786), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Richard Francis Burton (1821), and James Clark Ross (1800).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham ranks 94Before him are Arthur Balfour (1848), Eadwig (940), Eadred (923), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), and James Francis Edward Stuart (1688). After him are James II of Scotland (1430), James III of Scotland (1451), Edmund Ironside (993), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Marie of Romania (1875), and Harthacnut I of Denmark (880).