Oliver Cromwell

1599 - 1658

Oliver Cromwell

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 8,633,300 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 161st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Oliver Cromwell ranks 159 out of 14,801Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Sun Yat-sen, Caracalla, Hulagu Khan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Richard Nixon. After him are Maximilien Robespierre, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Louis the Pious, and Lech Wałęsa.

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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, Ottavio Piccolomini, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, Robert Blake, Andrea Sacchi, and John Berchmans. Among people deceased in 1658, Oliver Cromwell ranks 1After him are Baltasar Gracián, Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena, and Richard Lovelace.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell ranks 51 out of 5,347Before him are Robert Hooke (1635), Sean Connery (1930), John Dalton (1766), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Anthony Hopkins (1937), and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857). After him are David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Ivar the Boneless (900), Richard Burton (1925), Alfred the Great (849), and John Stuart Mill (1806).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Oliver Cromwell ranks 11Before him are Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Richard I of England (1157), Mary II of England (1662), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665). After him are Ivar the Boneless (900), Alfred the Great (849), James VI and I (1566), George VI (1895), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), and Edward III of England (1312).