John Hawkwood

1320 - 1394

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Sir John Hawkwood (c. 1323–1394) was an English soldier who served as a mercenary leader or condottiero in Italy. As his name was difficult to pronounce for non-English-speaking contemporaries, there are many variations of it in the historical record. He often referred to himself as Haukevvod and in Italy he was known as Giovanni Acuto, literally meaning "John Sharp" (or "John the Astute") in reference to his "cleverness or cunning". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hawkwood has received more than 413,953 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John Hawkwood is the 4,725th most popular politician (down from 4,455th in 2019), the 1,054th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 961st in 2019) and the 176th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, John Hawkwood ranks 4,725 out of 15,710Before him are Aaron Burr, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, Vaišvilkas, Jarmila Kratochvílová, and Carausius. After him are Leonnatus, Kiril, Prince of Preslav, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Emperor Sushun, Neferkara I, and Askar Akayev.

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Among people born in 1320, John Hawkwood ranks 7Before him are Valdemar IV of Denmark, Peter I of Portugal, Toghon Temür, Bertrand du Guesclin, Vukašin of Serbia, and Blanche of Namur. After him are Beatrice of Bourbon, Queen of Bohemia, Galeazzo II Visconti, Cápac Yupanqui, Ragibagh Khan, Louis I of Naples, and Lalleshwari. Among people deceased in 1394, John Hawkwood ranks 3Before him are Antipope Clement VII and Anne of Bohemia. After him are Mary de Bohun, Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster, Gongyang of Goryeo, Emperor Chōkei, and Maria Angelina Doukaina Palaiologina.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Hawkwood ranks 1,054 out of 6,924Before him are Kevin Keegan (1951), Mike Newell (1942), Eric Idle (1943), Robert Shaw (1927), Flinders Petrie (1853), and Thomas Lawrence (1769). After him are Ida Noddack (1896), Inigo Jones (1573), Thomas Graham (1805), Van Morrison (1945), John E. Walker (1941), and Adelard of Bath (1075).

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