Oliver Cromwell

1599 - 1658

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Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English statesman, politician, and soldier, widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of the British Isles. He came to prominence during the 1639 to 1653 Wars of the Three Kingdoms, initially as a senior commander in the Parliamentarian army and latterly as a politician. A leading advocate of the execution of Charles I in January 1649, which led to the establishment of The Protectorate, he ruled as Lord Protector from December 1653 until his death in September 1658. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Cromwell has received more than 15,578,018 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Oliver Cromwell is the 182nd most popular politician (down from 147th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 12th most popular British Politician.

Oliver Cromwell was a British military and political leader who became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was born into the middle gentry, albeit to a family descended from the sister of King Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell.

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Over the past year Oliver Cromwell has had the most page views in the with 1,854,983 views, followed by Russian (258,308), and German (163,664). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Vietnamese (204.63%), Pashto (95.18%), and Western Punjabi (84.09%)


Among politicians, Oliver Cromwell ranks 182 out of 19,576Before him are Lee Kuan Yew, Osman II, Louis Philippe I, Mary, Queen of Scots, Alp Arslan, and Paul von Hindenburg. After him are Titus, Charles X of France, Babur, Ho Chi Minh, Demosthenes, and Maximilien Robespierre.

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Among people born in 1599, Oliver Cromwell ranks 2Before him is Diego Velázquez. After him are Anthony van Dyck, Pope Alexander VII, Francesco Borromini, Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Stefan Czarniecki, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, Adriaen van Utrecht, Pieter van Laer, Ottavio Piccolomini, and Andrea Sacchi. Among people deceased in 1658, Oliver Cromwell ranks 1After him are Baltasar Gracián, Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena, Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg, Bertuccio Valier, Lucy Walter, and Richard Lovelace.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell ranks 52 out of 8,785Before him are David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Richard Burton (1925), Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542). After him are Thomas More (1478), Daniel Defoe (1660), Charles Babbage (1791), Olav V of Norway (1903), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), and Emily Brontë (1818).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell ranks 12Before him are Richard I of England (1157), Mary II of England (1662), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), John Major (1943), and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542). After him are Olav V of Norway (1903), Edward Heath (1916), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Alfred the Great (849), George VI (1895), and Edward VI of England (1537).