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John Fastolf

1380 - 1459

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Sir John Fastolf (6 November 1380 – 5 November 1459) was a late medieval English landowner and knight who fought in the Hundred Years' War. He has enjoyed a more lasting reputation as the prototype, in some part, of Shakespeare's character Sir John Falstaff. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Fastolf has received more than 263,778 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. John Fastolf is the 965th most popular military personnel (up from 1,067th in 2019), the 1,819th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,128th in 2019) and the 38th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, John Fastolf ranks 965 out of 1,468Before him are Roussel de Bailleul, David Petraeus, Federico Gravina, Ernst-Günther Baade, J. F. C. Fuller, and Alexander Matrosov. After him are Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz, Alexey Kaledin, Drogo of Hauteville, Macrianus Major, and Hydarnes II.

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Among people born in 1380, John Fastolf ranks 16Before him are Itzcoatl, Lidwina, İsa Çelebi, Jalal al-Din Khan ibn Tokhtamysh, Nanni di Banco, and Anna of Cilli. After him are Joseph Albo, Ma Huan, and Sayf ad-Din Inal. Among people deceased in 1459, John Fastolf ranks 7Before him are Eric of Pomerania, Poggio Bracciolini, Fra Mauro, Ausiàs March, Antoninus of Florence, and Stephen, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken. After him are Gregory III of Constantinople and Adolph VIII, Count of Holstein.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Fastolf ranks 1,819 out of 7,765Before him are Eric Woolfson (1945), Spencer Perceval (1762), John Lydon (1956), Stephen Langton (1150), J. F. C. Fuller (1878), and Tim Rice (1944). After him are Phil Lynott (1949), Charles Barry (1795), Henry Percy (1364), Ian Callaghan (1942), Alan Sillitoe (1928), and William Renshaw (1861).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, John Fastolf ranks 38Before him are Robert Maynard (1684), Robert Blake (1599), FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788), Arthur Rostron (1869), Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), and J. F. C. Fuller (1878). After him are Arthur Percival (1887), Henry Tandey (1891), William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe (1729), John Paul Jones (1747), Gregor MacGregor (1786), and John Alcock (1892).