Henry IV of England

1367 - 1413

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Henry IV (April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke, was King of England from 1399 to 1413. He asserted the claim of his grandfather King Edward III, a maternal grandson of Philip IV of France, to the Kingdom of France. Henry 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, and grandson of Edward III. John of Gaunt was a power in England during the reign of Henry's cousin Richard II. Henry was involved in the revolt of the Lords Appellant against Richard in 1388. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry IV of England has received more than 7,069,537 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Henry IV of England is the 38th most popular nobleman (up from 44th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 208th 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 38 out of 843Before him are Alexander Nevsky, Marie de' Medici, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Queen Sofía of Spain, Ramesses III, and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. After him are Otto von Habsburg, Ludovico Sforza, Naruhito, Pope Leo IX, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême.

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Among people born in 1367, Henry IV of England ranks 2Before him is Richard II of England. After him is Taejong of Joseon. 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 141 out of 6,924Before him are Neville Chamberlain (1869), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Judi Dench (1934), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), and Brian May (1947). After him are John Wycliffe (1324), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Paul Dirac (1902), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Edward the Elder (871), and Anthony Eden (1897).

Among NOBLEMEN In United Kingdom

Among noblemen born in United Kingdom, Henry IV of England ranks 10Before him are Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Harold Harefoot (1016), Edward VII (1841), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857). After him are Henrietta of England (1644), Edward the Black Prince (1330), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Empress Matilda (1102), and Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751).