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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 wanted to bring about a closer union, the kingdoms of Scotland and England remained individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciaries, and laws, both 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 20,089,039 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). James VI and I is the 244th most popular politician (down from 213th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 67th 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 244 out of 15,577Before him are Ashurbanipal, Puyi, Mars, Enver Hoxha, Emperor Meiji, and Georgy Zhukov. After him are Şehzade Bayezid, Woodrow Wilson, Helmut Kohl, Henry II of France, Philip V of Spain, and António de Oliveira Salazar.

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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 Marie of the Incarnation. 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, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, and Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James VI and I ranks 69 out of 7,765Before him are George VI (1895), Virginia Woolf (1882), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Edward VI of England (1537), Lewis Carroll (1832), and Alex Ferguson (1941). After him are Neville Chamberlain (1869), David Livingstone (1813), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward III of England (1312), Ridley Scott (1937), and Edward II of England (1284).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James VI and I ranks 16Before him are John Major (1943), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Alfred the Great (849), Henry VII of England (1457), George VI (1895), and Edward VI of England (1537). After him are Neville Chamberlain (1869), Edward III of England (1312), Edward II of England (1284), Edward Heath (1916), Edward I of England (1239), and Edward V of England (1470).