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Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

1545 - 1567

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Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1546 – 10 February 1567), was an English nobleman who was the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the father of James VI of Scotland and I of England. Through his parents, he had claims to both the Scottish and English thrones, and from his marriage in 1565 he was king consort of Scotland. Less than a year after the birth of his son, Darnley was murdered at Kirk o' Field in 1567. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley has received more than 5,710,051 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley is the 1,062nd most popular politician (down from 850th in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 224th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular British Politician.

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley was the husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was a member of the Lennox branch of the House of Stuart and the son of Matthew Stuart, 4th Earl of Lennox. He is most famous for being the first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots and father to her son James VI.

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Among politicians, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley ranks 1,062 out of 15,577Before him are Archduke Otto of Austria, Xuande Emperor, János Kádár, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, Roh Tae-woo, and Yesugei. After him are Creon, Queen Paola of Belgium, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Shoshenq I, and Chlothar II.

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Among people born in 1545, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley ranks 3Before him are Elisabeth of Valois and Yi Sun-sin. After him are Túpac Amaru, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Carlos, Prince of Asturias, Azai Nagamasa, Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara, John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, Anna of Sweden, Guidobaldo del Monte, and Luzzasco Luzzaschi. Among people deceased in 1567, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley ranks 1After him are Jiajing Emperor, Myeongjong of Joseon, Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, Anne de Montmorency, Michael Stifel, Marin Držić, Girolamo Priuli, Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Juan Bautista de Toledo, Ligier Richier, and Gómez Pereira.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley ranks 262 out of 7,765Before him are Empress Matilda (1102), Anthony Giddens (1938), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Graham Greene (1904), Edmund I (921), and Bede (672). After him are Edmond Halley (1656), Jimmy Page (1944), Andrew Carnegie (1835), David Lloyd George (1863), John Constable (1776), and Jeremy Irons (1948).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley ranks 53Before him are Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Harold Wilson (1916), Clement Attlee (1883), Randal Cremer (1828), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), and Edmund I (921). After him are David Lloyd George (1863), Ælla of Northumbria (800), Harthacnut (1018), Harold Macmillan (1894), Richard Cromwell (1626), and Halford Mackinder (1861).