Henry Percy

1364 - 1403

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Sir Henry Percy (20 May 1364 – 21 July 1403), nicknamed Hotspur, was an English knight who fought in several campaigns against the Scots in the northern border and against the French during the Hundred Years' War. The nickname "Hotspur" was given to him by the Scots as a tribute to his speed in advance and readiness to attack. The heir to a leading noble family in northern England, Hotspur was one of the earliest and prime movers behind the deposition of King Richard II in favour of Henry Bolingbroke in 1399. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Percy has received more than 25,438 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 20 in 2019). Henry Percy is the 8,141st most popular politician (up from 8,386th in 2019), the 1,777th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,772nd in 2019) and the 290th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Henry Percy ranks 8,141 out of 15,710Before him are Archduke Anton Victor of Austria, Emperor Go-Kōgon, Mutakkil-Nusku, Hans Delbrück, Stanisław Wojciechowski, and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi. After him are Élie, duc Decazes, Chandrika Kumaratunga, Edgar Faure, Su Tseng-chang, Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Roger de Moulins.

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Among people born in 1364, Henry Percy ranks 5Before him are Al-Maqrizi, Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Manuel III of Trebizond, and Baude Cordier.  Among people deceased in 1403, Henry Percy ranks 2Before him is Bayezid I. After him is Katherine Swynford.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Percy ranks 1,777 out of 6,924Before him are Lynn Redgrave (1943), John Barbirolli (1899), Mark Sykes (1879), John Wetton (1949), Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730), and Alan Stacey (1933). After him are Gordon Milne (1937), Tom Ellis (1978), Thomas Gray (1716), Nell Gwyn (1650), Michael Powell (1905), and Miranda Richardson (1958).

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