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Henry IV of England

1367 - 1413

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Henry IV (c. April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke, was King of England from 1399 to 1413. His grandfather King Edward III had claimed the French throne as a grandson of Philip IV of France, and Henry continued this claim. He was the first English ruler since the Norman Conquest, over three hundred years prior, whose mother tongue was English rather than French.Henry was the son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, himself the son of Edward III. John of Gaunt was a power in England during the reign of his own nephew, Richard II. Henry was involved in the revolt of the Lords Appellant against Richard in 1388, resulting in his exile. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry IV of England has received more than 8,659,713 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Henry IV of England is the 45th most popular nobleman (down from 38th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 141st in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Nobleman.

Henry IV is most famous for being the king of England during the time of the War of the Roses, which was a civil war between the houses of Lancaster and York. He was also the father of Henry V, who would go on to become one of the most famous kings in English history.

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Among noblemen, Henry IV of England ranks 45 out of 842Before him are Otto von Habsburg, Alexander Nevsky, Queen Sofía of Spain, Pope Leo IX, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, and Margaret of Valois. After him are Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Arthur, Prince of Wales, Giuliano de' Medici, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Edward the Black Prince, and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia.

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Among people born in 1367, Henry IV of England ranks 2Before him is Richard II of England. After him are Taejong of Joseon and Nicholas II Garai. Among people deceased in 1413, Henry IV of England ranks 1After him are Musa Çelebi, Jalal al-Din Khan ibn Tokhtamysh, Stephen III, Duke of Bavaria, and Michele Steno.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry IV of England ranks 153 out of 7,765Before him are George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Ada Lovelace (1815), Catherine Parr (1512), Ian Fleming (1908), Alfred Marshall (1842), and John Logie Baird (1888). After him are Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), Ringo Starr (1940), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Saint Patrick (385), and Mark Knopfler (1949).

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