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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, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Godwinson has received more than 5,439,955 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Harold Godwinson is the 870th most popular politician (up from 991st in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 259th 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 870 out of 15,577Before him are Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Eleanor of Austria, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Nikolai Yezhov, Kurt von Schleicher, and Calvin Coolidge. After him are Sima Yi, Abū Lahab, Irma Grese, Justin I, Joachim Gauck, and James V of Scotland.

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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 Edward the Confessor, Harald Hardrada, Stenkil, Al-Bayhaqi, Elisiv of Kiev, Muniadona of Castile, Tostig Godwinson, Gottschalk, Yahya of Antioch, Udayadityavarman II, and Conan II, Duke of Brittany.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Godwinson ranks 221 out of 7,765Before him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John Wycliffe (1324), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), and Henry Morgan (1635). After him are Margaret Tudor (1489), James V of Scotland (1512), Julie Andrews (1935), John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), and Laurence Olivier (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harold Godwinson ranks 45Before him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Henry I of England (1068), Henry III of England (1207), Charles II of England (1630), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), and Arthur Henderson (1863). After him are James V of Scotland (1512), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Harold Wilson (1916), Clement Attlee (1883), Randal Cremer (1828), and Ælfweard of Wessex (904).