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 king of England. 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 3,823,889 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Harold Godwinson is the 992nd most popular politician (down from 981st in 2019), the 260th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 242nd in 2019) and the 52nd 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 992 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, Sukjong of Joseon, William Jennings Bryan, Tedros Adhanom, Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, and Astyages. After him are Constantine IV, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Scorpion II, Jorge Rafael Videla, Robert I, Duke of Normandy, and Philip III of Macedon.

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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, Yahya of Antioch, and Conan II, Duke of Brittany.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Godwinson ranks 260 out of 6,924Before him are Bede (672), William Morris (1834), Henry Moore (1898), Sting (1951), Alcuin (735), and Alan Parker (1944). After him are Peter Higgs (1929), John Herschel (1792), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), John Constable (1776), and Graham Greene (1904).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harold Godwinson ranks 52Before him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Arthur Henderson (1863), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), and Tristan (535). After him are Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Richard Cromwell (1626), Clement Attlee (1883), Harold Macmillan (1894), David Lloyd George (1863), and Oswald Mosley (1896).