James I of Scotland

1394 - 1437

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James I (late July 1394 – 21 February 1437) was King of Scots from 1406 to 1437. The youngest of three sons, he was born in Dunfermline Abbey to King Robert III and his wife Annabella Drummond. His older brother David, Duke of Rothesay, died under suspicious circumstances while being detained 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 1,487,906 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. James I of Scotland is the 1,630th most popular politician (up from 1,877th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 440th in 2019) and the 71st 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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Among politicians, James I of Scotland ranks 1,630 out of 15,710Before him are Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Empress Lü, Maria Josepha of Bavaria, Lazar Kaganovich, Atia, and Theodore II Laskaris. After him are Lucius Caesar, Bao Zheng, Lü Buwei, Injo of Joseon, Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, and Fredrik Bajer.

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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 Cymburgis of Masovia, Philippa of England, Ikkyū, 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, and Niccolò de' Niccoli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James I of Scotland ranks 404 out of 6,924Before him are Bonnie Tyler (1951), Angus Young (1955), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Frank Whittle (1907), and George Paget Thomson (1892). After him are David Niven (1910), Richard Attenborough (1923), Robert Fripp (1946), A. J. Cronin (1896), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), and Hugh Grant (1960).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James I of Scotland ranks 71Before him are Alec Douglas-Home (1903), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Edmund I (921), Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), Æthelred the Unready (968), and Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837). After him are Tony Blair (1953), James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), Robert II of Scotland (1316), James IV of Scotland (1473), Edgar the Peaceful (943), and Edward the Martyr (962).