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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James II of Scotland has received more than 1,553,239 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). James II of Scotland is the 2,483rd most popular politician (down from 2,185th in 2019), the 566th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 523rd in 2019) and the 103rd most popular 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 2,483 out of 15,577Before him are John VII Palaiologos, Haakon IV of Norway, Urukagina, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Bahram V, and Brasidas. After him are Ehud, Florianus, Atossa, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Zimri, and Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan.

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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, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Heinrich Kramer, Cosimo Tura, Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu, Justus van Gent, and Francesco Laurana. Among people deceased in 1460, James II of Scotland ranks 4Before him are Prince Henry the Navigator, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, and Pachacuti. After him are Gilles Binchois, John IV of Trebizond, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Guarino da Verona, Michael Szilágyi, Ma Huan, Petr Chelčický, and Gonçalo Velho Cabral.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James II of Scotland ranks 566 out of 7,765Before him are Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), James Clark Ross (1800), Bob Hoskins (1942), Jean Simmons (1929), James Dewar (1842), and Eric Burdon (1941). After him are Thomas Savery (1650), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), Frederick Forsyth (1938), Peter Gabriel (1950), Richard Arkwright (1732), and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930).

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