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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 and Lord of Ireland from 26 June 1483 until his death in 1485. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat and death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, marked the end of the Middle Ages in England. Richard was created Duke of Gloucester in 1461 after the accession of his brother King Edward IV. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard III of England has received more than 11,923,376 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Richard III of England is the 38th most popular politician (up from 41st in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 17th in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Richard III of England ranks 38 out of 15,577Before him are Osman I, Abraham Lincoln, Qin Shi Huang, Louis XVI of France, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Justinian I. After him are Umar, Selim II, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Akhenaten, Pericles, and Maria Theresa.

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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, Prospero Colonna, Joanna, Princess of Portugal, 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, Giovanni Mocenigo, Filipa Moniz Perestrelo, Vuk Grgurević, and John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard III of England ranks 16 out of 7,765Before him are Charlie Chaplin (1889), Stephen Hawking (1942), James Watt (1736), Henry VIII of England (1491), Queen Victoria (1819), and Thomas Hobbes (1588). After him are Michael Faraday (1791), Agatha Christie (1890), Alan Turing (1912), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), and Mary I of England (1516).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Richard III of England ranks 4Before him are Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), and Queen Victoria (1819). After him are Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), Richard I of England (1157), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Mary II of England (1662), John Major (1943), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and Alfred the Great (849).