Macbeth, King of Scotland

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Macbeth (Medieval Gaelic: Mac Bethad mac Findlaích; Modern Scottish Gaelic: MacBheatha mac Fhionnlaigh; English: Macbeth son of Findlay, nicknamed Rí Deircc, "the Red King"; c. 1005 – 15 August 1057) was King of Scots from 1040 until his death. He ruled over the Kingdom of Alba. 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. He became Mormaer 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 1,515,049 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Macbeth, King of Scotland is the 2,939th most popular politician (down from 2,802nd in 2019), the 687th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 633rd in 2019) and the 123rd most popular British Politician.

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

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Among politicians, Macbeth, King of Scotland ranks 2,939 out of 15,710Before him are Intef II, Theudebald, Henry X, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Zhenzong, Syphax, and Henriette of France. After him are Jean de Dunois, Sancho II of Portugal, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Emomali Rahmon, Marcomer, and Manuel Belgrano.

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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, and Lanfranc. Among people deceased in 1057, Macbeth, King of Scotland ranks 3Before him are Al-Maʿarri and Pope Victor II. After him are Edward the Exile, Otto III, Duke of Swabia, and Leofric, Earl of Mercia.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Macbeth, King of Scotland ranks 687 out of 6,924Before him are Oliver Heaviside (1850), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), Joan Clarke (1917), Robert III of Scotland (1330), Richard Hamilton (1922), and Annie Besant (1847). After him are Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), William Webb Ellis (1806), W. H. Auden (1907), E. M. Forster (1879), and James May (1963).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Macbeth, King of Scotland ranks 123Before him are Ramsay MacDonald (1866), John Balliol (1249), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Nigel Farage (1964), Joan Clarke (1917), and Robert III of Scotland (1330). After him are William Pitt the Younger (1759), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), Edward Heath (1916), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), and Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796).