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 70,647 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Hugh Despenser the younger is the 633rd most popular companion (down from 620th in 2019), the 2,128th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,341st in 2019) and the 46th most popular Companion.

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Among companions, Hugh Despenser the younger ranks 633 out of 673Before him are Helena Angelina Doukaina, Marcia Euphemia, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Alice of Champagne, Stateira, and Jan Zajíc. After him are Princess Amalia of Sweden, Alice of Antioch, Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau, Goiswintha, Joan of England, Queen of Scotland, and Maria d'Este.

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Among people born in 1287, Hugh Despenser the younger ranks 5Before him are Robert III of Artois, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, William I, Count of Hainaut, and Luchino Visconti. After him is 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 are Reginald I of Guelders and Alessandra Giliani.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hugh Despenser the younger ranks 2,128 out of 7,765Before him are Peter Frampton (1950), Prince Henri of Orléans (1867), Eadgifu of Wessex (null), Trevor Horn (1949), Edwin Arnold (1832), and George Arliss (1868). After him are Ephraim Chambers (1680), Joseph Whitworth (1803), Stephen Dillane (1957), Thomas Kyd (1558), John Vanbrugh (1664), and Lottie Dod (1871).

Among COMPANIONS In United Kingdom

Among companions born in United Kingdom, Hugh Despenser the younger ranks 46Before him are Ealhswith (852), Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965), Elizabeth de Burgh (1289), John Newton (1725), Joan of the Tower (1321), and Edith Tolkien (1889). After him are Joan of England, Queen of Scotland (1210), Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (1912), Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway (1261), Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar (1269), Anabella Drummond (1350), and Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901).