James VI and I

1566 - 1625

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James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciaries, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union. James was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and a great-great-grandson of Henry VII, King of England and Lord of Ireland, and thus a potential successor to all three thrones. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James VI and I has received more than 16,634,948 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). James VI and I is the 213th most popular politician (up from 256th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 69th in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Politician.

James VI and I is most famous for being the first monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. He was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and succeeded her when she was forced to abdicate in 1567.

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Among politicians, James VI and I ranks 213 out of 15,710Before him are Akbar, Charles X of France, Napoleon II, Emperor Meiji, William the Silent, and Empress Dowager Cixi. After him are Scipio Africanus, Thutmose III, Salvador Allende, Antoninus Pius, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Hulagu Khan.

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Among people born in 1566, James VI and I ranks 2Before him is Mehmed III. After him are Sigismund III Vasa, Carlo Gesualdo, Isabella Clara Eugenia, Giambattista Basile, Abraham Bloemaert, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Giovanni Baglione, Jan Jesenius, Sendivogius, and Anna Juliana Gonzaga. Among people deceased in 1625, James VI and I ranks 1After him are Sofonisba Anguissola, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Johann Bayer, Simon Marius, Giambattista Marino, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Mōri Terumoto, and Honoré d'Urfé.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James VI and I ranks 67 out of 6,924Before him are Edward VI of England (1537), George VI (1895), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Henry VII of England (1457), Mary Shelley (1797), and Paul McCartney (1942). After him are Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Herbert Spencer (1820), Guy Fawkes (1570), Edward III of England (1312), Edward I of England (1239), and John Dee (1527).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James VI and I ranks 16Before him are Henry V of England (1386), Alfred the Great (849), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Edward VI of England (1537), George VI (1895), and Henry VII of England (1457). After him are Edward III of England (1312), Edward I of England (1239), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Edward V of England (1470), Edward II of England (1284), and Edward VIII (1894).