POLITICIAN

Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York

1411 - 1460

Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York

Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (22 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 a leading factor 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 1,455,582 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,068th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 2,053 out of 14,801Before him are Sigismund of Burgundy, Jacob Zuma, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Nelson Rockefeller, Anne Neville, and Wen Jiabao. After him are Porus, Géza I of Hungary, Hans Luther, Bounnhang Vorachith, Ivan I of Moscow, and Amr ibn Hishām.

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Among people born in 1411, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 1After him is Thomas of Bosnia. Among people deceased in 1460, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 4Before him are Prince Henry the Navigator, Pachacuti, and James II of Scotland. After him are Gilles Binchois, John IV of Trebizond, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Guarino da Verona, Ma Huan, Gonçalo Velho Cabral, Petr Chelčický, and Niccolò Antonio Colantonio.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 487 out of 5,347Before him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), Arthur Balfour (1848), Thomas Savery (1650), James III of Scotland (1451), Peter Gabriel (1950), and Anne Neville (1456). After him are Henry Moseley (1887), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), A. S. Neill (1883), Douglas Adams (1952), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), and Alan Parker (1944).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York ranks 83Before him are Harold Macmillan (1894), James II of Scotland (1430), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Arthur Balfour (1848), James III of Scotland (1451), and Anne Neville (1456). After him are Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), Gordon Brown (1951), Nigel Farage (1964), and Austen Chamberlain (1863).