James III of Scotland

1451 - 1488

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James III (10 July 1451/May 1452 – 11 June 1488) was King of Scots from 1460 until his death at the Battle of Sauchieburn in 1488. He inherited the throne as a child following the death of his father, King James II, at the siege of Roxburgh Castle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James III of Scotland has received more than 1,416,747 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). James III of Scotland is the 2,199th most popular politician (down from 2,045th in 2019), the 530th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 484th in 2019) and the 96th most popular British Politician.

James III of Scotland is most famous for his defeat at the Battle of Sauchieburn in 1488.

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Among politicians, James III of Scotland ranks 2,199 out of 15,710Before him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Tarō Asō, Barsine, Mohammad Khodabanda, Fahri Korutürk, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. After him are Ajax the Lesser, Leopold V, Duke of Austria, Huayna Capac, Blanche I of Navarre, Edmund Ironside, and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia.

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Among people born in 1451, James III of Scotland ranks 4Before him are Christopher Columbus, Isabella I of Castile, and Muhammad Shaybani. After him are René II, Duke of Lorraine, Frederick of Naples, Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence, Kemal Reis, Nicolás de Ovando, and Franchinus Gaffurius. Among people deceased in 1488, James III of Scotland ranks 2Before him is Andrea del Verrocchio. After him are Clarice Orsini, Francis II, Duke of Brittany, Alvise Cadamosto, Charles II, Duke of Bourbon, John II, Duke of Bourbon, and Girolamo Riario.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James III of Scotland ranks 530 out of 6,924Before him are John Franklin (1786), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Richard Francis Burton (1821), James Clark Ross (1800), Nigel Mansell (1953), and Gordon Banks (1937). After him are Edmund Ironside (993), A. S. Neill (1883), Bob Hoskins (1942), Alice Liddell (1852), Tony Scott (1944), and Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844).

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