James V of Scotland

1512 - 1542

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James V (10 April 1512 – 14 December 1542) was King of Scotland from 9 September 1513 until his death in 1542. He was crowned on 21 September 1513 at the age of seventeen months. James was the son of James IV and Margaret Tudor, and during his childhood Scotland governed by regents, firstly by his mother until she remarried, and then by his second cousin, John Stewart, Duke of Albany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James V of Scotland has received more than 3,800,390 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). James V of Scotland is the 786th most popular politician (down from 775th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 195th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Politician.

James V of Scotland is most famous for being the son of King James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England. He succeeded his father to the throne of Scotland in 1513 and ruled until his death in 1542.

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Among politicians, James V of Scotland ranks 786 out of 15,710Before him are Petronius Maximus, Chaim Weizmann, Enver Pasha, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, Béla IV of Hungary, and Harold Wilson. After him are Childeric I, Baudouin of Belgium, Zeno, Kurt von Schleicher, John III of Sweden, and Jovian.

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Among people born in 1512, James V of Scotland ranks 2Before him is Gerardus Mercator. After him are Catherine Parr, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Henry, King of Portugal, Niccolò dell'Abbate, Manco Inca Yupanqui, Devlet I Giray, Robert Recorde, Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, Diego Laynez, and Prospero Fontana. Among people deceased in 1542, James V of Scotland ranks 2Before him is Lisa del Giocondo. After him are Catherine Howard, 2nd Dalai Lama, Hernando de Soto, Lapu-Lapu, Dosso Dossi, Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, Thomas Wyatt, Peter Henlein, Diego de Almagro II, and Girolamo Aleandro.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James V of Scotland ranks 205 out of 6,924Before him are William Wordsworth (1770), Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), Harold Wilson (1916), and Henrietta of England (1644). After him are William Ramsay (1852), Saint Ursula (400), Edmond Halley (1656), Anna Wintour (1949), Ælla of Northumbria (800), and James George Frazer (1854).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James V of Scotland ranks 43Before him are Olav V of Norway (1903), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Henry III of England (1207), Boudica (33), Henry I of England (1068), and Harold Wilson (1916). After him are Ælla of Northumbria (800), Charles II of England (1630), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Arthur Henderson (1863), and Benjamin Disraeli (1804).