John, King of England

1166 - 1216

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John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216) was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216. He lost the Duchy of Normandy and most of his other French lands to King Philip II of France, resulting in the collapse of the Angevin Empire and contributing to the subsequent growth in power of the French Capetian dynasty during the 13th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John, King of England has received more than 11,571,572 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). John, King of England is the 625th most popular politician (down from 543rd in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Politician.

John, King of England is most famous for signing the Magna Carta.

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Among politicians, John, King of England ranks 625 out of 19,576Before him are Yuan Shikai, Reza Shah, Yesugei, Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Anna of Russia, and Frederick VIII of Denmark. After him are Handan Sultan, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Thutmose I, James VI and I, James Madison, and Philip I of France.

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Among people born in 1166, John, King of England ranks 1After him are Tamar of Georgia, Henry II, Count of Champagne, Stefan the First-Crowned, Odo III, Duke of Burgundy, Ludwig III, Count of Württemberg, and Abu al-Abbas al-Nabati. Among people deceased in 1216, John, King of England ranks 2Before him is Pope Innocent III. After him are Shota Rustaveli, Eric X of Sweden, Henry of Flanders, Kamo no Chōmei, Ida, Countess of Boulogne, Robert de Clari, and Theodore II of Constantinople.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John, King of England ranks 154 out of 8,785Before him are Anna Wintour (1949), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Helen Mirren (1945), Henry Purcell (1659), John Venn (1834), and Tim Berners-Lee (1955). After him are James VI and I (1566), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Joseph Priestley (1733), Catherine Parr (1512), Catherine Howard (1523), and Thomas Young (1773).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John, King of England ranks 32Before him are Charles I of England (1600), 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), and Æthelstan (895). After him are James VI and I (1566), Edward V of England (1470), Anthony Eden (1897), Boudica (33), Henry III of England (1207), and Robert the Bruce (1274).