James I of Scotland

1394 - 1437

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James I (late July 1394 – 21 February 1437) was King of Scots from 1406 until his assassination in 1437. The youngest of three sons, he was born in Dunfermline Abbey to King Robert III and Annabella Drummond. His older brother David, Duke of Rothesay, died under suspicious circumstances during detention by their uncle, Robert, Duke of Albany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James I of Scotland has received more than 2,086,832 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). James I of Scotland is the 2,259th most popular politician (down from 1,905th in 2019), the 496th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 445th in 2019) and the 86th most popular British Politician.

James I of Scotland is most famous for being the first king of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

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Over the past year James I of Scotland has had the most page views in the with 226,804 views, followed by Russian (17,671), and Spanish (16,508). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (2,644.87%), Arabic (863.75%), and Marathi (314.15%)


Among politicians, James I of Scotland ranks 2,259 out of 19,576Before him are Géza I of Hungary, Tiglath-Pileser III, Faustina the Younger, Emperor Itoku, Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, and Karel Schwarzenberg. After him are Li Hongzhang, Peng Dehuai, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Prince Shōtoku, Gustav Heinemann, and Valdemar III of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1394, James I of Scotland ranks 5Before him are Johannes Gutenberg, Prince Henry the Navigator, Ulugh Beg, and Charles, Duke of Orléans. After him are Philippa of England, Cymburgis of Masovia, Ikkyū, Basil Valentine, Sidi Boushaki, Ashikaga Yoshinori, and Antonio Beccadelli. Among people deceased in 1437, James I of Scotland ranks 2Before him is Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Catherine of Valois, Joan of Navarre, Queen of England, Gjon Kastrioti, and Niccolò de' Niccoli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James I of Scotland ranks 496 out of 8,785Before him are Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), James Callaghan (1912), Thomas Carlyle (1795), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Henry Hudson (1570), and Trevor Howard (1913). After him are Richard Branson (1950), James IV of Scotland (1473), John Couch Adams (1819), Patrick Stewart (1940), Ian McEwan (1948), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James I of Scotland ranks 86Before him are Edward the Martyr (962), Julia Gillard (1961), Eadred (923), Æthelflæd (869), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), and James Callaghan (1912). After him are James IV of Scotland (1473), Gordon Brown (1951), Henry the Young King (1155), William Wilberforce (1759), Ælla of Northumbria (800), and Stanley Baldwin (1867).