Richard I of England

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Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 1189 until his death in 1199. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, and Count of Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes, and was overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. He was the third of five sons of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and seemed unlikely to become king, but all his brothers except the youngest, John, predeceased their father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard I of England has received more than 8,156,144 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Richard I of England is the 70th most popular politician (down from 68th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 22nd 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 70 out of 15,710Before him are Kim Il-sung, Nebuchadnezzar II, Lorenzo de' Medici, Francisco Franco, Ronald Reagan, and Ivan the Terrible. After him are Nicolae Ceaușescu, Nikita Khrushchev, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Selim II, Napoleon III, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard I of England ranks 24 out of 6,924Before him are Richard III of England (1452), Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Alan Turing (1912), and Alfred Hitchcock (1899). After him are Anne Boleyn (1501), James Cook (1728), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), John Lennon (1940), Mary I of England (1516), and Alexander Fleming (1881).

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), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard III of England (1452), and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542). After him are Mary I of England (1516), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary II of England (1662), Henry V of England (1386), Alfred the Great (849), and Oliver Cromwell (1599).