Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

1900 - 1974

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Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (Henry William Frederick Albert; 31 March 1900 – 10 June 1974) was a member of the British royal family. He was the third son of King George V and Queen Mary, and was a younger brother of kings Edward VIII and George VI. He served as Governor-General of Australia from 1945 to 1947, the only prince to hold the post. Henry was the first son of a British monarch to be educated at school, where he excelled at sports, and went on to attend Eton College, after which he was commissioned in the 10th Royal Hussars, a regiment he hoped to command. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester has received more than 7,016,582 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester is the 5,243rd most popular politician (down from 4,938th in 2019), the 1,053rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,051st in 2019) and the 180th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester ranks 5,243 out of 19,576Before him are Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Aulus Gabinius, Tiberius Claudius Narcissus, Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange, Gondioc, and Arnulf I, Count of Flanders. After him are Emperor Muzong of Tang, Prusias I of Bithynia, Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, Khaleda Zia, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, and Tervel of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in 1900, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester ranks 62Before him are Werner Haase, Mária Telkes, Rudolf Diels, Helen Hayes, Filipp Golikov, and Ignazio Silone. After him are Franz Walter Stahlecker, Robert Siodmak, Aaron Copland, Karin Boye, Helene Weigel, and Katina Paxinou. Among people deceased in 1974, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester ranks 44Before him are Farid al-Atrash, Hilda Gadea, Walter Brennan, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Creighton Abrams, and Frank Martin. After him are Salvador Puig Antich, René Spitz, Gino Cervi, Agnes Moorehead, Marcel Achard, and Pietro Germi.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester ranks 1,053 out of 8,785Before him are Twiggy (1949), Robert Browning (1812), John Hanning Speke (1827), Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), and Inigo Jones (1573). After him are Reginald Pole (1500), Joseph Bell (1837), Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881), Ron Dennis (1947), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), and Frank Lloyd (1886).

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