Prince William, Duke of Cumberland

1721 - 1765

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Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, (15 April 1721 [N.S.] – 31 October 1765) was the third and youngest son of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland and his wife, Caroline of Ansbach. He was Duke of Cumberland from 1726. He is best remembered for his role in putting down the Jacobite Rising at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which made him immensely popular throughout parts of Britain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prince William, Duke of Cumberland has received more than 640,434 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Prince William, Duke of Cumberland is the 5,190th most popular politician (up from 5,514th in 2019), the 1,149th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,165th in 2019) and the 189th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland ranks 5,190 out of 15,710Before him are Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Edi Rama, Pierre Mendès France, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Nicolae Timofti, and Ka. After him are Nebuchadnezzar III, Marek Edelman, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Alfonso IV of León, An-Nasir Muhammad, and Christopher Báthory.

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Among people born in 1721, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland ranks 4Before him are Madame de Pompadour, Bernardo Bellotto, and Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach, Johann Kirnberger, Tobias Smollett, Frederick Christian I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, and Samuel von Brukenthal. Among people deceased in 1765, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland ranks 8Before him are Mikhail Lomonosov, Louis, Dauphin of France, Philip, Duke of Parma, Alexis Clairaut, Giovanni Paolo Panini, and Muhammad bin Saud. After him are Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, Edward Young, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Johann Melchior Molter, and Carl Alexander Clerck.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland ranks 1,149 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Hardy (1925), Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Mungo Park (1771), John Austin (1790), Carol Reed (1906), and Twiggy (1949). After him are Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881), Ken Hensley (1945), Olave Baden-Powell (1889), John Stewart Bell (1928), Rod Evans (1947), and Simon Stock (1164).

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