Offa of Mercia

800 - 796

Offa of Mercia

Offa (died 29 July 796 AD) was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796. The son of Thingfrith and a descendant of Eowa, Offa came to the throne after a period of civil war following the assassination of Æthelbald. Offa defeated the other claimant, Beornred. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Offa of Mercia has received more than 682,954 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,121st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Offa of Mercia ranks 3,099 out of 14,801Before him are Michael Bloomberg, Mike Pence, Nikolai Tikhonov, 12th Dalai Lama, Cao Mao, and Abbas III. After him are Harvey Milk, Giovanna of Italy, Louis-Jules Trochu, Walter Sans Avoir, Tantamani, and Nero Julius Caesar.

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Among people born in 800, Offa of Mercia ranks 10Before him are Ælla of Northumbria, Pope Adrian III, Pope Sergius II, Pope Boniface VI, Horik I, and Fatima al-Fihri. After him are Pribina, Piast the Wheelwright, Gudfred, Thomas the Slav, Thyra, and Al-Muqanna. Among people deceased in 796, Offa of Mercia ranks 1After him are Hisham I of Córdoba and Ecgfrith of Mercia.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Offa of Mercia ranks 683 out of 5,347Before him are Brian Clough (1935), Catherine of Lancaster (1373), Naomi Watts (1968), Bill Nighy (1949), Allen Carr (1934), and Chaim Herzog (1918). After him are William Oughtred (1574), Martin Evans (1941), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Edward Heath (1916), H. L. A. Hart (1907), and Alexander III of Scotland (1241).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Offa of Mercia ranks 118Before him are Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764), James Macpherson (1736), James Callaghan (1912), William Penn (1645), John Balliol (1249), and Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (1915). After him are Edward Heath (1916), Alexander III of Scotland (1241), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), and Alec Douglas-Home (1903).