Macbeth, King of Scotland

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Macbethad mac Findláech (anglicised as Macbeth MacFinlay; died 15 August 1057), nicknamed the Red King (Middle Irish: Rí Deircc), was King of Scotland (Alba) from 1040 until his death. Little is known about Macbeth's early life, although he was the son of Findláech of Moray and may have been a grandson of Malcolm II, presumably through his daughter Donada. He became Mormaer (Earl) of Moray – a semi-autonomous province – in 1032, and was probably responsible for the death of the previous mormaer, Gille Coemgáin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Macbeth, King of Scotland has received more than 2,199,224 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Macbeth, King of Scotland is the 4,032nd most popular politician (down from 2,935th in 2019), the 822nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 671st in 2019) and the 137th most popular British Politician.

Macbeth, king of scotland, is most famous for being a tyrant and murderer.

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  • 2.2M

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  • 61.06

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  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.74

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  • 5.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Macbeth, King of Scotland has had the most page views in the with 280,405 views, followed by Russian (32,689), and German (22,835). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (299.44%), Arabic (277.43%), and West Frisian (98.82%)


Among politicians, Macbeth, King of Scotland ranks 4,032 out of 19,576Before him are Abdel Hakim Amer, Ladislaus II of Hungary, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Kenneth III of Scotland, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, and Esen Taishi. After him are Prabowo Subianto, Antigonus III Doson, Robert Badinter, Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Thrasamund, and Shvarn.

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Among people born in 1005, Macbeth, King of Scotland ranks 3Before him are Pope Clement II, and Michael I Cerularius. After him are Bretislav I, Ali az-Zahir, Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria, Berenguer Ramon I, Count of Barcelona, Lanfranc, and John VIII of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 1057, Macbeth, King of Scotland ranks 3Before him are Al-Maʿarri, and Pope Victor II. After him are Reginald I, Count of Burgundy, Edward the Exile, Otto III, Duke of Swabia, and Leofric, Earl of Mercia.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Macbeth, King of Scotland ranks 822 out of 8,785Before him are Thomas Cole (1801), Eric Burdon (1941), John Berger (1926), Kim Cattrall (1956), Dylan Thomas (1914), and Edward Kelley (1555). After him are E. M. Forster (1879), William Carey (1761), Edward Whymper (1840), Peter Cushing (1913), H. L. A. Hart (1907), and Derek Jacobi (1938).

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