James II of England

1633 - 1701

James II of England

James II and VII (14 October 1633O.S. – 16 September 1701) was King of England and Ireland as James II, and King of Scotland as James VII, from 6 February 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He was the last Catholic monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland; his reign is now remembered primarily for struggles over religious tolerance. However, it also involved the principles of absolutism and divine right of kings, and his deposition ended a century of political and civil strife by confirming the primacy of Parliament over the Crown.James inherited the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland from his elder brother Charles II with widespread support in all three countries, largely based on the principles of divine right or birth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James II of England has received more than 6,306,042 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 455th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, James II of England ranks 451 out of 14,801Before him are Goliath, Constantius II, Christian VII of Denmark, Tiberius Gracchus, Zhou Enlai, and Honorius. After him are Patrice Lumumba, Sukarno, Mahidevran, Constantius Chlorus, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, and Fulgencio Batista.

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Among people born in 1633, James II of England ranks 1After him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Abbas II of Persia, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Bernardino Ramazzini, Samuel Pepys, Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Willem van de Velde the Younger, Arsenije III Čarnojević, Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, and Geminiano Montanari. Among people deceased in 1701, James II of England ranks 1After him are Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, William Kidd, Madeleine de Scudéry, and Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James II of England ranks 121 out of 5,347Before him are Ringo Starr (1940), Ian McKellen (1939), Michael Caine (1933), Henry Purcell (1659), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), and Brian May (1947). After him are Robert the Bruce (1274), Thomas Young (1773), Mark Knopfler (1949), John Napier (1550), George V (1865), and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James II of England ranks 24Before him are George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Edward VI of England (1537), Henry VII of England (1457), Edward I of England (1239), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and Edward II of England (1284). After him are Robert the Bruce (1274), George V (1865), Edward VIII (1894), Charles I of England (1600), John, King of England (1166), and Henry VI of England (1421).