James VI and I

1566 - 1625

James VI and I

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 13,335,200 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 259th most popular politician.

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  • 78

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, James VI and I ranks 256 out of 14,801Before him are Catherine I of Russia, Clara Zetkin, Martin Bormann, Khafra, Scipio Africanus, and Beatrix of the Netherlands. After him are Charles XII of Sweden, Julian, Woodrow Wilson, Nicholas I of Russia, Charles VIII of France, and Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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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, Jan Jesenius, Giovanni Baglione, Sendivogius, and Joachim Wtewael. Among people deceased in 1625, James VI and I ranks 1After him are Maurice, Prince of Orange, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Sofonisba Anguissola, Simon Marius, Giambattista Marino, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Johann Bayer, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Mōri Terumoto, and Orlando Gibbons.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James VI and I ranks 69 out of 5,347Before him are Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Ragnar Lodbrok (null), John Dee (1527), William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), and Paul McCartney (1942). After him are Guy Fawkes (1570), Charles Babbage (1791), Roger Bacon (1220), Alex Ferguson (1941), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), and Walter Scott (1771).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James VI and I ranks 14Before him are Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Ivar the Boneless (900), and Alfred the Great (849). After him are George VI (1895), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Edward III of England (1312), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Edward VI of England (1537), and Henry VII of England (1457).