Godwin, Earl of Wessex

1001 - 1053

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Godwin of Wessex (Old English: Godwine; c. 1001 – 15 April 1053) was an English nobleman who became one of the most powerful earls in England under the Danish king Cnut the Great (King of England from 1016 to 1035) and his successors. Cnut made Godwin the first Earl of Wessex (c. 1020). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Godwin, Earl of Wessex has received more than 1,034,731 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Godwin, Earl of Wessex is the 5,422nd most popular politician (up from 5,714th in 2019), the 1,078th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,213th in 2019) and the 184th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Godwin, Earl of Wessex ranks 5,422 out of 19,576Before him are Bocchus I, Emperor Jingzong of Tang, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia, Chris Patten, D. F. Malan, and Ichirō Hatoyama. After him are Emperor Montoku, Emperor Heizei, Hermine Reuss of Greiz, Burt Munro, Prisca, and Mikhail of Tver.

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Among people born in 1001, Godwin, Earl of Wessex ranks 7Before him are Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden, Richard III, Duke of Normandy, Qutalmish, Trota of Salerno, Duncan I of Scotland, and Al-Qa'im. After him are Blot-Sweyn, Abd al-Rahman V, Antipope Adalbert, Gyda of Sweden, Alberic of Cîteaux, and Catherine of Bulgaria. Among people deceased in 1053, Godwin, Earl of Wessex ranks 1After him are Procopius of Sázava, and Frederick, Margrave of Tuscany.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Godwin, Earl of Wessex ranks 1,078 out of 8,785Before him are Ian Wilmut (1944), Mungo Park (1771), Edmund Leighton (1852), William Henry Perkin (1838), Jane Hawking (1944), and Chris Patten (1944). After him are Paul Grice (1913), Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883), William Stuart-Houston (1911), Dirk Bogarde (1921), and Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770).

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