Harold Godwinson

1022 - 1066

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Harold Godwinson (c. 1022 – 14 October 1066), also called Harold II, was the last crowned Anglo-Saxon English king. Harold reigned from 6 January 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066, the decisive battle of the Norman Conquest. Harold's death marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule over England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Godwinson has received more than 6,452,821 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Harold Godwinson is the 1,028th most popular politician (down from 862nd in 2019), the 232nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 221st in 2019) and the 45th most popular British Politician.

Harold Godwinson was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. He is most famous for being defeated by William the Conqueror in the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Among politicians, Harold Godwinson ranks 1,028 out of 19,576Before him are Abdullah Gül, Valdemar II of Denmark, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Bolesław I the Brave, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Clement Attlee. After him are Frederick V of the Palatinate, Sasaki Kojirō, Sergey Kirov, Maximinus Thrax, Injo of Joseon, and Ptolemy VIII Physcon.

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Among people born in 1022, Harold Godwinson ranks 1After him are Elisiv of Kiev, and Ordulf, Duke of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1066, Harold Godwinson ranks 1After him are Harald Hardrada, Edward the Confessor, Stenkil, Al-Bayhaqi, Elisiv of Kiev, Muniadona of Castile, Tostig Godwinson, Gottschalk, Yahya of Antioch, Ibn Butlan, and Conan II, Duke of Brittany.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Godwinson ranks 232 out of 8,785Before him are Alcuin (735), James Hunt (1947), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Stan Laurel (1890), Clement Attlee (1883), and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869). After him are Syd Barrett (1946), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), William Wordsworth (1770), John Law (1671), and Edward the Black Prince (1330).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harold Godwinson ranks 45Before him are Tony Blair (1953), Arthur Henderson (1863), Charles II of England (1630), Henry I of England (1068), Edward the Elder (871), and Clement Attlee (1883). After him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), James II of England (1633), David Lloyd George (1863), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), and Ælfweard of Wessex (904).