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. Although he long tried to get both countries to adopt a closer political union, the kingdoms of Scotland and England remained sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciaries, and laws, ruled by James in personal union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James VI and I has received more than 23,491,882 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). James VI and I is the 629th most popular politician (down from 242nd in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 69th in 2019) and the 33rd 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 629 out of 19,576Before him are Anna of Russia, Frederick VIII of Denmark, John, King of England, Handan Sultan, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, and Thutmose I. After him are James Madison, Philip I of France, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Franjo Tuđman, and Hafez al-Assad.

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Among people born in 1566, James VI and I ranks 3Before him are Mehmed III, and Sigismund III Vasa. After him are Carlo Gesualdo, Isabella Clara Eugenia, Giambattista Basile, Abraham Bloemaert, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Sendivogius, Giovanni Baglione, Jan Jesenius, and Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1625, James VI and I ranks 1After him are Sofonisba Anguissola, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Johann Bayer, Willem Schouten, Simon Marius, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, and Anna Vasa of Sweden.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James VI and I ranks 155 out of 8,785Before him are Rowan Atkinson (1955), Helen Mirren (1945), Henry Purcell (1659), John Venn (1834), Tim Berners-Lee (1955), and John, King of England (1166). After him are Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Joseph Priestley (1733), Catherine Parr (1512), Catherine Howard (1523), Thomas Young (1773), and J. K. Rowling (1965).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James VI and I ranks 33Before him are Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Henry VI of England (1421), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Æthelstan (895), and John, King of England (1166). After him are Edward V of England (1470), Anthony Eden (1897), Boudica (33), Henry III of England (1207), Robert the Bruce (1274), and Tony Blair (1953).