Hywel Dda

880 - 950

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Hywel Dda, sometimes anglicised as Howell the Good, or Hywel ap Cadell (c. 880 – 948) was a king of Deheubarth who eventually came to rule most of Wales. He became the sole king of Seisyllwg in 920 and shortly thereafter established Deheubarth, and proceeded to gain control over the entire country from Prestatyn to Pembroke. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hywel Dda has received more than 286,134 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Hywel Dda is the 12,293rd most popular politician (down from 11,640th in 2019), the 3,255th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,900th in 2019) and the 427th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Hywel Dda ranks 12,293 out of 15,710Before him are Nigmatilla Yuldashev, Moussa Koussa, Mona Sahlin, Emiliano Chamorro Vargas, Yaa Asantewaa, and Kim Hwang-sik. After him are Seaxburh of Wessex, Ralph Metcalfe, Germán Riesco, Salim Idris, Carlos Mota Pinto, and Ricardo Pérez Godoy.

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Among people born in 880, Hywel Dda ranks 9Before him are Hugh of Italy, Lambert of Italy, Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, Beatrice of Vermandois, Abas I of Armenia, and Fujiwara no Tadahira.  Among people deceased in 950, Hywel Dda ranks 6Before him are Chernorizets Hrabar, Lothair II of Italy, Siemomysł, Al-Qahir, and Constantine Lekapenos.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hywel Dda ranks 3,255 out of 6,924Before him are Cynewulf (900), Simon Fuller (1960), Grey Owl (1888), William Robert Brooks (1844), Keith Campbell (1954), and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (1990). After him are William McGonagall (1825), Michael Carrick (1981), Margery Allingham (1904), Peter Mark Roget (1779), Anthony Head (1954), and David Richards (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Hywel Dda ranks 427Before him are Ceolwulf of Wessex (600), Geoffrey Howe (1926), Richard Seddon (1845), Seán Lester (1888), William Huskisson (1770), and Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (1919). After him are Charles Booth (1840), James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (1811), Centwine of Wessex (643), Phil Taylor (1960), Tony Abbott (1957), and Michael Howard (1941).