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Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

1532 - 1588

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Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, (24 June 1532 – 4 September 1588) was an English statesman and the favourite of Elizabeth I from her accession until his death. He was a suitor for the queen's hand for many years. Dudley's youth was overshadowed by the downfall of his family in 1553 after his father, the Duke of Northumberland, had failed to prevent the accession of Mary I. Robert Dudley was condemned to death but was released in 1554 and took part in the Battle of St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester has received more than 3,698,499 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester is the 2,918th most popular politician (down from 2,411th in 2019), the 623rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 558th in 2019) and the 111th most popular British Politician.

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester is most famous for being the favorite of Queen Elizabeth I and for his role in the execution of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester ranks 2,918 out of 19,576Before him are Neferefre, Abgar V, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Lazarus Chakwera, Kaysone Phomvihane, and Smendes. After him are Casimir I the Restorer, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Sancho II of Portugal, and Mohammad Shah Qajar.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1532, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester ranks 3Before him are Tulsidas, and Yermak Timofeyevich. After him are John Hawkins, Francis Walsingham, Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Luís Fróis, Alphonsus Rodriguez, Archduchess Magdalena of Austria, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and Maerten de Vos. Among people deceased in 1588, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester ranks 6Before him are Mimar Sinan, Paolo Veronese, Frederick II of Denmark, Henry I, Duke of Guise, and 3rd Dalai Lama. After him are Qi Jiguang, Henri, Prince of Condé, Bernardino Telesio, Johann Weyer, Abtai Sain Khan, and Alonso Sánchez Coello.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester ranks 623 out of 8,785Before him are Bryan Ferry (1945), Eduard Suess (1831), Tony Buzan (1942), Tilda Swinton (1960), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Edgar Wallace (1875). After him are Chris Norman (1950), Thomas Savery (1650), John Newlands (1837), Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864), Alfonso de Portago (1928), and Charles Laughton (1899).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester ranks 111Before him are Nigel Farage (1964), Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), Norman Angell (1872), James III of Scotland (1451), James II of Scotland (1430), and Robert II of Scotland (1316). After him are Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Philippa of England (1394), Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), and John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924).