Offa of Mercia

800 - 796

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Offa (died 29 July 796 AD) was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death. 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 763,344 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Offa of Mercia is the 1,997th most popular politician (up from 3,098th in 2019), the 492nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 682nd in 2019) and the 86th most popular British Politician.

Offa of Mercia is most famous for his coins. He was the first Anglo-Saxon king to produce coins, which he minted in gold, silver, and bronze.

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Among politicians, Offa of Mercia ranks 1,997 out of 15,710Before him are Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Ilham Aliyev, Alboin, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Tekuder, and Alexandre Millerand. After him are Ahmad Shah Qajar, Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem, Magnus the Good, Şah Sultan, Ezer Weizman, and Ptolemy X Alexander I.

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Among people born in 800, Offa of Mercia ranks 9Before him are Pope Nicholas I, Ælla of Northumbria, Pope Boniface VI, Pope Adrian III, Pope Sergius II, and Horik I. After him are Fatima al-Fihri, Thomas the Slav, Antipope Philip, Gudfred, Pribina, and Piast the Wheelwright. 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 492 out of 6,924Before him are Thomas Savery (1650), John Couch Adams (1819), John Bonham (1948), Austen Chamberlain (1863), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), and G. E. Moore (1873). After him are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), James Bradley (1693), William Shockley (1910), Arthur Balfour (1848), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Nicholas Winton (1909).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Offa of Mercia ranks 86Before him are William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Harthacnut (1018), James Callaghan (1912), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), and Austen Chamberlain (1863). After him are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Arthur Balfour (1848), Eadwig (940), Eadred (923), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859).