Lady Margaret Beaufort

1443 - 1509

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Lady Margaret Beaufort (usually pronounced: BOH-fərt or BEW-fərt; 31 May 1443 – 29 June 1509) was a major figure in the Wars of the Roses of the late fifteenth century, and mother of King Henry VII of England, the first Tudor monarch. A descendant of King Edward III, Lady Margaret passed a disputed claim to the English throne to her son, Henry Tudor. Capitalising on the political upheaval of the period, she actively manoeuvred to secure the crown for her son. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lady Margaret Beaufort has received more than 3,946,252 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Lady Margaret Beaufort is the 4,269th most popular politician (down from 3,282nd in 2019), the 862nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 745th in 2019) and the 146th most popular British Politician.

Lady Margaret Beaufort was most famous for being the mother of King Henry VII, who ended the Wars of the Roses and united the House of Lancaster and House of York. She was also an influential figure in the Christian church.

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Over the past year Lady Margaret Beaufort has had the most page views in the with 581,492 views, followed by Russian (47,474), and Spanish (38,097). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Vietnamese (340.00%), Swedish (236.62%), and Persian (126.46%)


Among politicians, Lady Margaret Beaufort ranks 4,269 out of 19,576Before her are Sun Liang, Queen Munjeong, Malcolm IV of Scotland, Tushratta, Ahmed ‘Urabi, and George Canning. After her are Ernesto Geisel, Jayavarman II, Alfred Moisiu, Princess Milica of Serbia, Gracia Mendes Nasi, and Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick.

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Among people born in 1443, Lady Margaret Beaufort ranks 5Before her are Pope Julius II, Matthias Corvinus, Donato Bramante, and Albert III, Duke of Saxony. After her are Rodolphus Agricola, Girolamo Riario, Piero del Pollaiolo, Magdalena of France, Askia Mohammad I, Gilbert, Count of Montpensier, and Pedro Arias Dávila. Among people deceased in 1509, Lady Margaret Beaufort ranks 3Before her are Henry VII of England, and Caterina Sforza. After her are Bernt Notke, Shen Zhou, Adam Kraft, João da Nova, and John I, Count Palatine of Simmern.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Lady Margaret Beaufort ranks 862 out of 8,785Before her are Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861), Mary Kingsley (1862), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), Thomas Cavendish (1560), Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141), and George Canning (1770). After her are James Gregory (1638), Andy Serkis (1964), Simon Cowell (1959), Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), and Boris Karloff (1887).

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