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Oliver Cromwell

1599 - 1658

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Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was a politician and soldier, widely regarded as one of the most important statesmen in English history. He came to prominence during the 1639 to 1653 Wars of the Three Kingdoms, first as a senior commander in the Parliamentarian army and then as a politician. A leading advocate of the execution of Charles I in January 1649, which led to the establishment of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, 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 13,200,945 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia. Oliver Cromwell is the 149th most popular politician (up from 153rd in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 55th in 2019) and the 11th 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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Among politicians, Oliver Cromwell ranks 149 out of 15,577Before him are Richard Nixon, Osman II, Vespasian, Joseph Goebbels, John Major, and Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Simón Bolívar, Cardinal Richelieu, Lech Wałęsa, Maximilien Robespierre, Paul von Hindenburg, and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.

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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, Pieter van Laer, Andrea Sacchi, Ottavio Piccolomini, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, and John Berchmans. 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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Among people born in United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell ranks 52 out of 7,765Before him are Francis Drake (1540), Daniel Defoe (1660), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), David Ricardo (1772), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), and John Major (1943). After him are Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred the Great (849), Cecil Rhodes (1853), John Stuart Mill (1806), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), and Richard Burton (1925).

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Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell ranks 11Before him are Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), Richard I of England (1157), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Mary II of England (1662), and John Major (1943). After him are Alfred the Great (849), Henry VII of England (1457), George VI (1895), Edward VI of England (1537), James VI and I (1566), and Neville Chamberlain (1869).