James II of Scotland

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James II (16 October 1430 – 3 August 1460) was King of Scots from 1437 until his death in 1460. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James II of Scotland has received more than 1,437,439 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. James II of Scotland is the 2,188th most popular politician (down from 1,971st in 2019), the 523rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 465th in 2019) and the 95th 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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Among politicians, James II of Scotland ranks 2,188 out of 15,710Before him are Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Twosret, Anne de Montmorency, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, and Necmettin Erbakan. After him are Yazid II, Aspar, Victor Lustig, Amanullah Khan, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, and Tarō Asō.

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Among people born in 1430, James II of Scotland ranks 4Before him are Giovanni Bellini, Margaret of Anjou, and Antonello da Messina. After him are Carlo Crivelli, Heinrich Kramer, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, Cosimo Tura, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Antoine Busnois, Justus van Gent, 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, Ma Huan, Michael Szilágyi, Gonçalo Velho Cabral, and Niccolò Antonio Colantonio.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James II of Scotland ranks 523 out of 6,924Before him are William Hogarth (1697), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Kate Winslet (1975), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), and Daphne du Maurier (1907). After 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).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James II of Scotland ranks 95Before him are Eadwig (940), Eadred (923), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), and George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592). After him are James III of Scotland (1451), Edmund Ironside (993), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Marie of Romania (1875), Harthacnut I of Denmark (880), and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473).