Richard Cromwell

1626 - 1712

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Richard Cromwell (4 October 1626 – 12 July 1712) was an English statesman who was the latter Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and son of the first Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell. On his father's death, 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 1,117,812 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Cromwell is the 1,028th most popular politician (down from 951st in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 235th in 2019) and the 54th 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 1,028 out of 15,710Before him are Mohammad Mosaddegh, Cleopatra Selene II, Édouard Daladier, Agrippina the Elder, Demetrius I of Macedon, and Emperor Wu of Jin. After him are Zachary Taylor, Jalal Talabani, Probus, Abdullah I of Jordan, 5th Dalai Lama, and Jean Monnet.

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Among people born in 1626, Richard Cromwell ranks 3Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden and Sabbatai Zevi. After him are Jan Steen, William II, Prince of Orange, Francesco Redi, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Giovanni Legrenzi, Louis Couperin, Bada Shanren, and John Aubrey. Among people deceased in 1712, Richard Cromwell ranks 4Before him are Denis Papin, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, and Louis, Duke of Burgundy. After him are Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Louis, Duke of Brittany, Bahadur Shah I, 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 270 out of 6,924Before him are Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), John Constable (1776), Graham Greene (1904), John Venn (1834), Saint Walpurga (710), and Jon Lord (1941). After him are Edward Gibbon (1737), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Gertrude Bell (1868), Margaret Tudor (1489), Benjamin Britten (1913), and Arthur Evans (1851).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Richard Cromwell ranks 54Before him are Arthur Henderson (1863), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), Tristan (535), Harold Godwinson (1022), and Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795). After him are Clement Attlee (1883), Harold Macmillan (1894), David Lloyd George (1863), Oswald Mosley (1896), David II of Scotland (1324), and Randal Cremer (1828).