James IV of Scotland

1473 - 1513

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James IV (17 March 1473 – 9 September 1513) was King of Scotland from 11 June 1488 until his death in battle in 1513. He assumed the throne following the death of his father King James III (r. 1460–1488) at the Battle of Sauchieburn, a rebellion in which the younger James played an indirect role. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James IV of Scotland has received more than 2,280,878 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). James IV of Scotland is the 1,806th most popular politician (up from 1,838th in 2019), the 436th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 433rd in 2019) and the 75th most popular British Politician.

James IV of Scotland is most famous for his death at the Battle of Flodden Field.

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Among politicians, James IV of Scotland ranks 1,806 out of 15,710Before him are Yu the Great, Fanny Kaplan, Sanakht, Carloman, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Publius Clodius Pulcher. After him are Abd al-Rahman II, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Burhanuddin Rabbani, John VI of Portugal, and 1st Dalai Lama.

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Among people born in 1473, James IV of Scotland ranks 3Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus and Oruç Reis. After him are Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Thomas Wolsey, Georg von Frundsberg, John Corvinus, Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, Cecilia Gallerani, Hans Burgkmair, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, and Henry IV, Duke of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1513, James IV of Scotland ranks 4Before him are Pope Julius II, John, King of Denmark, and Pinturicchio. After him are Helena of Moscow and Marin Barleti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James IV of Scotland ranks 436 out of 6,924Before him are Samuel Butler (1835), Robert II of Scotland (1316), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Isaac Barrow (1631), Walter Raleigh (1554), and John Dowland (1563). After him are Thomas Hardy (1840), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Erasmus Darwin (1731), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Sid Vicious (1957), and Oliver Sacks (1933).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James IV of Scotland ranks 75Before him are Æthelred the Unready (968), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), James I of Scotland (1394), Tony Blair (1953), James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), and Robert II of Scotland (1316). After him are Edgar the Peaceful (943), Edward the Martyr (962), Æthelflæd (869), Edward the Confessor (1003), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), and Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532).