POLITICIAN

Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York

1411 - 1460

Photo of Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York

Icon of person Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York

Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (21 September 1411 – 30 December 1460), also named Richard Plantagenet, was a leading English magnate, a great-grandson of King Edward III through his father, and a great-great-great-grandson of the same king through his mother. He inherited vast estates and served in various offices of state in Ireland, France, and England, a country he ultimately governed as Lord Protector during the madness of King Henry VI. His conflicts with Henry's wife, Margaret of Anjou, and other members of Henry's court, as well as his competing claim to the throne, were leading factors in the political upheaval of mid-fifteenth-century England, and a major cause of the Wars of the Roses. Richard eventually attempted to take the throne, but was dissuaded, although it was agreed that he would become king on Henry's death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York has received more than 1,694,601 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York is the 1,451st most popular politician (up from 2,052nd in 2019), the 364th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 487th in 2019) and the 66th most popular British Politician.

Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York is most famous for being the father of King Edward IV.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Richard of York, 3rd Duke of Yorks by language


Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 1,451 out of 15,710Before him are Seti II, Béla I of Hungary, Sariputta, Leo II, Cyaxares, and Vallabhbhai Patel. After him are Mentuhotep II, Constantine VIII, Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Amaro Pargo, Ananda Mahidol, and Charles II of Navarre.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

Among people born in 1411, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 1After him are Thomas of Bosnia and Juan de Mena. Among people deceased in 1460, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 3Before him are Prince Henry the Navigator and Pachacuti. After him are James II of Scotland, Gilles Binchois, John IV of Trebizond, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Guarino da Verona, Ma Huan, Michael Szilágyi, Gonçalo Velho Cabral, and Niccolò Antonio Colantonio.

Others Born in 1411

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1460

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 364 out of 6,924Before him are George Michael (1963), James Parkinson (1755), Peter Sellers (1925), Christopher Wren (1632), Thomas Becket (1119), and Samuel Johnson (1709). After him are Thomas Cook (1808), Mary Somerville (1780), Robert Edwards (1925), John Knox (1514), Edmund I (921), and Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 66Before him are Randal Cremer (1828), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Anne Neville (1456), Theresa May (1956), Halford Mackinder (1861), and Alec Douglas-Home (1903). After him are Edmund I (921), Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), Æthelred the Unready (968), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), James I of Scotland (1394), and Tony Blair (1953).