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Richard Cromwell

1626 - 1712

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Richard Cromwell (4 October 1626 – 12 July 1712) was an English statesman who was the second and last Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and son of the first Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell. On his father's death in 1658 Richard became Lord Protector, but lacked authority. He tried to mediate between the army and civil society and allowed a Parliament containing many disaffected Presbyterians and Royalists to sit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Cromwell has received more than 1,420,540 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Richard Cromwell is the 1,210th most popular politician (down from 1,027th in 2019), the 299th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 269th in 2019) and the 58th most popular British Politician.

Richard Cromwell was the son of Oliver Cromwell, who ruled England during the English Civil War. Richard Cromwell was Lord Protector of England for a few months in 1658 and 1659. He is most famous for being the son of Oliver Cromwell and for being the Lord Protector of England for a few months in 1658 and 1659.

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Among politicians, Richard Cromwell ranks 1,210 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Ninkō, Emperor Taizu of Song, Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France, John II Komnenos, Sandra Mason, and Louis III of France. After him are Daoguang Emperor, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Marie Louise d’Orléans, Emperor Gaozong of Tang, Felix Yusupov, and Emir Abdelkader.

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Among people born in 1626, Richard Cromwell ranks 4Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden, Sabbatai Zevi, and Jan Steen. After him are Francesco Redi, William II, Prince of Orange, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Giovanni Legrenzi, Louis Couperin, Bada Shanren, and Andrea Guarneri. Among people deceased in 1712, Richard Cromwell ranks 4Before him are Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, and Denis Papin. After him are Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Louis, Duke of Brittany, Bahadur Shah I, Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Nicolas Catinat, Tokugawa Ienobu, and Jan van der Heyden.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Cromwell ranks 299 out of 7,765Before him are Peter Sellers (1925), Harthacnut (1018), Harold Macmillan (1894), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), David Suchet (1946), and Thomas Becket (1119). After him are Frederick Sanger (1918), William Henry Bragg (1862), Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Richard Trevithick (1771), Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), and Peter Ustinov (1921).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Richard Cromwell ranks 58Before him are Edmund I (921), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), David Lloyd George (1863), Ælla of Northumbria (800), Harthacnut (1018), and Harold Macmillan (1894). After him are Halford Mackinder (1861), Æthelred the Unready (968), David II of Scotland (1324), Anne Neville (1456), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220).