Henry II of Navarre

1503 - 1555

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Henry II (18 April 1503 – 25 May 1555), nicknamed Sangüesino because he was born at Sangüesa, was the King of Navarre from 1517, although his kingdom had been reduced to a small territory north of the Pyrenees by the Spanish conquest of 1512. Henry succeeded his mother, Queen Catherine, upon her death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry II of Navarre has received more than 176,159 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry II of Navarre is the 1,547th most popular politician (down from 1,415th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Spain (down from 127th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Spanish Politician.

Henry II of Navarre is most famous for his conversion to Catholicism and his marriage to Marguerite of Valois, daughter of Catherine de Medici.

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Among politicians, Henry II of Navarre ranks 1,547 out of 15,710. Before him are Constantine VI, Felix Yusupov, Möngke Khan, Nancy Pelosi, Tiberius II Constantine, and Æthelred the Unready. After him are Emperor Ninkō, Ahmad Sanjar, Josef Kramer, Emperor Kōkaku, Lajos Kossuth, and Gongmin of Goryeo.

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Among people born in 1503, Henry II of Navarre ranks 7Before him are Nostradamus, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Parmigianino, Bronzino, Isabella of Portugal, and Christian III of Denmark. After him are Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Robert Estienne, Gerolama Orsini, and Thomas Wyatt. Among people deceased in 1555, Henry II of Navarre ranks 5Before him are Joanna of Castile, Pope Julius III, Pope Marcellus II, and Georgius Agricola. After him are Kara Ahmed Pasha, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Oronce Finé, Pedro Mascarenhas, Heinrich Aldegrever, Herri met de Bles, and Thomas of Villanova.

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Among people born in Spain, Henry II of Navarre ranks 132 out of 2,595. Before him are Vincent of Saragossa (300), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Manuel Azaña (1880), Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1482), John II of Castile (1405), and Manuel de Falla (1876). After him are Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), Santiago Calatrava (1951), John II of Aragon (1398), Elizabeth of Portugal (1271), Martin of Aragon (1356), and Paco de Lucía (1947).


Among politicians born in Spain, Henry II of Navarre ranks 44Before him are Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona (1913), Peter of Castile (1334), Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155), James II of Aragon (1267), Manuel Azaña (1880), and John II of Castile (1405). After him are Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), John II of Aragon (1398), Elizabeth of Portugal (1271), Martin of Aragon (1356), Ferdinand I of Aragon (1380), and Alfonso V of Aragon (1396).