Richard I of England

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Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199), known as Richard Cœur de Lion (Norman French: Quor de Lion) or Richard the Lionheart because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior, was King of England from 1189 until his death in 1199. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine, and Gascony; Lord of Cyprus; Count of Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes; and was overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard I of England has received more than 12,383,261 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Richard I of England is the 64th most popular politician (up from 76th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 24th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Politician.

Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart, was King of England from 1189 until his death. He was the second monarch of the House of Plantagenet, and he spent much of his reign defending his lands in France.

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Among politicians, Richard I of England ranks 64 out of 19,576Before him are Hannibal, Joe Biden, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Victoria, Franklin Pierce, and Frederick the Great. After him are Selim II, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, and Nikita Khrushchev.

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Among people born in 1157, Richard I of England ranks 1After him are Tomoe Gozen, Alfonso II of Aragon, Leopold V, Duke of Austria, Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders, Alexander Neckam, and Eystein Meyla. Among people deceased in 1199, Richard I of England ranks 1After him are Minamoto no Yoritomo, Stefan Nemanja, Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, Joan of England, Queen of Sicily, Khaqani, Geng Ding, Michael the Syrian, Raymond IV, Count of Tripoli, and Benedicta Hvide.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard I of England ranks 19 out of 8,785Before him are Richard III of England (1452), Paul McCartney (1942), Anthony Hopkins (1937), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Queen Victoria (1819), and Stephen Hawking (1942). After him are Michael Faraday (1791), Henry VIII of England (1491), Agatha Christie (1890), Thomas Hobbes (1588), Alan Turing (1912), and Mary II of England (1662).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Richard I of England ranks 6Before him are Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), Richard III of England (1452), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), and Queen Victoria (1819). After him are 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).