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Oliver Cromwell

1599 - 1658

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Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English general and statesman who led the Parliament of England's armies against King Charles I during the English Civil War and ruled the British Isles as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658. He acted simultaneously as head of state and head of government of the new republican commonwealth. Cromwell was born into the middle gentry to a family descended from the sister of Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Cromwell has received more than 9,377,128 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Oliver Cromwell is the 153rd most popular politician (up from 159th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 51st in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Oliver Cromwell ranks 153 out of 15,710. Before him are Louis the Pious, Francis I of France, Augusto Pinochet, Murad I, Caracalla, and Joseph Goebbels. After him are Pol Pot, Henry III of France, Ho Chi Minh, Demosthenes, Batu Khan, and Brutus the Younger.

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Contemporaries

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, Ottavio Piccolomini, Stefan Czarniecki, Andrea Sacchi, Pieter van Laer, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, and Robert Blake. 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, and Richard Lovelace.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell ranks 56 out of 6,924. Before him are Thomas More (1478), Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), and Lewis Carroll (1832). After him are Virginia Woolf (1882), John Stuart Mill (1806), Richard Burton (1925), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), David Ricardo (1772), and Edward VI of England (1537).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell ranks 12Before him are Richard I of England (1157), Mary I of England (1516), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary II of England (1662), Henry V of England (1386), and Alfred the Great (849). After him are Edward VI of England (1537), George VI (1895), Henry VII of England (1457), James VI and I (1566), Edward III of England (1312), and Edward I of England (1239).