Henry II of England

1133 - 1189

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Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle (French: Court-manteau), Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, was King of England from 1154 until his death in 1189. He was the first king of the House of Plantagenet. King Louis VII of France made him Duke of Normandy in 1150. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry II of England has received more than 7,314,821 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry II of England is the 430th most popular politician (down from 429th in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from France (up from 195th in 2019) and the 50th most popular French Politician.

Henry II of England is most famous for his role in the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Among politicians, Henry II of England ranks 430 out of 15,710Before him are Peisistratos, Christian VII of Denmark, Lothair I, Honorius, Chagatai Khan, and Alfred Rosenberg. After him are Arcadius, Baibars, Louis, Grand Dauphin, Ay, Otho, and Albert II of Belgium.

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Among people born in 1133, Henry II of England ranks 1After him are Sigurd II of Norway, Stephen IV of Hungary, Agnes of Courtenay, Hōnen, Al-Zafir, and Saint Thorlak. Among people deceased in 1189, Henry II of England ranks 1After him are Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Benkei, William II of Sicily, Gerard de Ridefort, Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony, Humbert III, Count of Savoy, and Frederick, Duke of Bohemia.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henry II of England ranks 193 out of 5,234Before him are Pope Benedict XII (1280), Honoré Daumier (1808), Saint Roch (1295), Roland Barthes (1915), Gustave Doré (1832), and Henri Rousseau (1844). After him are Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Jean Racine (1639), Margaret of Valois (1553), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Gustave Le Bon (1841), and Jean-Luc Godard (1930).


Among politicians born in France, Henry II of England ranks 50Before him are Joachim Murat (1767), Philip VI of France (1293), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis X of France (1289), Richard II of England (1367), and Charles IV of France (1294). After him are Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), John II of France (1319), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Charles the Simple (879), Georges Pompidou (1911), and Louis VII of France (1120).