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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 8,713,525 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 73 in 2019). Henry II of England is the 388th most popular politician (up from 430th in 2019), the 166th most popular biography from France (up from 193rd in 2019) and the 44th 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 388 out of 15,577Before him are Alcibiades, Pompey, Taejo of Joseon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Selim III, and Malik-Shah I. After him are Mahmud I, Kangxi Emperor, Indira Gandhi, Louis II of Hungary, Vladimir the Great, and Mithridates VI of Pontus.

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

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Among people born in France, Henry II of England ranks 166 out of 6,011Before him are Francis II of France (1544), Jacques Cartier (1491), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Charles the Bold (1433), and Bernadette Soubirous (1844). After him are Louis Daguerre (1787), Pope Gregory XI (1370), Philip VI of France (1293), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Jeanne Calment (1875), and Louis X of France (1289).


Among politicians born in France, Henry II of England ranks 44Before him are Louis XI of France (1423), Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), Charles V of France (1338), Charles IX of France (1550), and Francis II of France (1544). After him are Philip VI of France (1293), Louis X of France (1289), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis VIII of France (1187), Louis VII of France (1120), and Guy of Lusignan (1150).