Hugh Despenser the younger

1287 - 1326

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Hugh le Despenser, 1st Baron le Despenser (c. 1287/1289 – 24 November 1326), also referred to as "the Younger Despenser", was the son and heir of Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester (the Elder Despenser) by his wife Isabella de Beauchamp, daughter of William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick. He rose to national prominence as royal chamberlain and a favourite of Edward II of England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugh Despenser the younger has received more than 69,250 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Hugh Despenser the younger is the 621st most popular companion (down from 490th in 2019), the 2,342nd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 48th most popular British Companion.

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Among companions, Hugh Despenser the younger ranks 621 out of 687Before him are Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians, Matilda of Holstein, Magnia Urbica, Blanca of Navarre, Queen of Castile, Deidamia II of Epirus, and Agafya Grushetskaya. After him are Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg, Princess Pauline of Württemberg, Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon, Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway, and Richeza of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1287, Hugh Despenser the younger ranks 6Before him are Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Robert III of Artois, William I, Count of Hainaut, Luchino Visconti, and Richard de Bury.  Among people deceased in 1326, Hugh Despenser the younger ranks 6Before him are Blanche of Burgundy, Leopold I, Duke of Austria, Mondino de Luzzi, Dmitry of Tver, and Prince Koreyasu. After him is Alessandra Giliani.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Hugh Despenser the younger ranks 2,342 out of 6,924Before him are Trafford Leigh-Mallory (1892), Al Stewart (1945), Jackie Oliver (1942), Jodie Whittaker (1982), Ray Cooney (1932), and David Mumford (1937). After him are Nick Hornby (1957), John Aubrey (1626), Murray Head (1946), Allan Octavian Hume (1829), Edward Braddock (1695), and Snowy White (1948).

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