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Richard III of England

1452 - 1485

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Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 26 June 1483 until his death in 1485. He was the last king of the Plantagenet dynasty and its cadet branch the House of York. His defeat and death at the Battle of Bosworth Field marked the end of the Middle Ages in England. Richard was created Duke of Gloucester in 1461 after the accession of his brother Edward IV. In 1472, he married Anne Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick and widow of Edward of Westminster, son of Henry VI. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard III of England has received more than 14,134,638 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Richard III of England is the 36th most popular politician (up from 37th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 16th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Politician.

Richard III of England is most famous for being the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. He was the last English monarch to die in battle, at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

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Over the past year Richard III of England has had the most page views in the with 1,539,623 views, followed by Russian (198,466), and Japanese (176,260). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Norwegian (Nynorsk) (1,423.40%), Mirandese (739.68%), and Pashto (120.05%)

Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Richard III of England ranks 36 out of 19,576Before him are Constantine the Great, Winston Churchill, Attila, Osman I, Umar, and Maria Theresa. After him are Abraham Lincoln, Qin Shi Huang, Hillary Clinton, Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, and Andrew Johnson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1452, Richard III of England ranks 2Before him is Leonardo da Vinci. After him are Girolamo Savonarola, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Ludovico Sforza, Abraham Zacuto, Joanna, Princess of Portugal, Prospero Colonna, Idris Bitlisi, and Davide Ghirlandaio. Among people deceased in 1485, Richard III of England ranks 1After him are Anne Neville, Rodolphus Agricola, Abu'l-Hasan Ali of Granada, Filipa Moniz Perestrelo, Giovanni Mocenigo, John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, and Vuk Grgurević.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard III of England ranks 13 out of 8,785Before him are Charlie Chaplin (1889), Francis Bacon (1561), Elizabeth I of England (1533), John Locke (1632), Winston Churchill (1874), and James Watt (1736). After him are Paul McCartney (1942), Anthony Hopkins (1937), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Queen Victoria (1819), Stephen Hawking (1942), and Richard I of England (1157).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Richard III of England ranks 3Before him are Elizabeth I of England (1533), and Winston Churchill (1874). After him are William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard I of England (1157), Mary II of England (1662), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), John Major (1943), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), and Oliver Cromwell (1599).