James II of Scotland

1430 - 1460

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James II (16 October 1430 – 3 August 1460) was King of Scots from 1437 until his death in 1460. The eldest surviving son of James I of Scotland, he succeeded to the Scottish throne at the age of six, following the assassination of his father. The first Scottish monarch not to be crowned at Scone, James II's coronation took place at Holyrood Abbey in March 1437. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James II of Scotland has received more than 1,886,757 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). James II of Scotland is the 2,860th most popular politician (down from 2,440th in 2019), the 611th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 566th in 2019) and the 109th most popular British Politician.

James II of Scotland is most famous for being the son of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was born in 1566 and became King of Scotland in 1567. His father, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, was murdered in 1567 and his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed in 1587. James was crowned King of Scotland in 1578. He was deposed in 1688 after leading a rebellion against his son-in-law and daughter, William and Mary. He was the last Catholic monarch to rule Scotland.

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.55

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  • 5.02

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Over the past year James II of Scotland has had the most page views in the with 186,399 views, followed by Spanish (14,824), and Russian (12,648). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (1,500.00%), Arabic (943.77%), and Anglo-Saxon (88.57%)


Among politicians, James II of Scotland ranks 2,860 out of 19,576Before him are Charles the Younger, Canute Lavard, Alfonso III of Aragon, Vukašin of Serbia, Zhang Xueliang, and Askar Akayev. After him are Filippo Maria Visconti, Yazdegerd II, Odaenathus, Lewis Strauss, Tokugawa Hidetada, and Andrzej Duda.

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Among people born in 1430, James II of Scotland ranks 5Before him are Giovanni Bellini, Antonello da Messina, Margaret of Anjou, and Carlo Crivelli. After him are Cosimo Tura, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Heinrich Kramer, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, Justus van Gent, Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu, and Francesco Laurana. Among people deceased in 1460, James II of Scotland ranks 4Before him are Prince Henry the Navigator, Pachacuti, and Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York. After him are Gilles Binchois, John IV of Trebizond, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Guarino da Verona, Michael Szilágyi, Ma Huan, Niccolò Antonio Colantonio, and Petr Chelčický.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James II of Scotland ranks 611 out of 8,785Before him are James III of Scotland (1451), Philip Sclater (1829), William Dampier (1651), Fred Perry (1909), Louis Wain (1860), and Thomas Hardy (1840). After him are Nigel Mansell (1953), Brian Epstein (1934), Robert II of Scotland (1316), Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), John le Carré (1931), and Bryan Ferry (1945).

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