Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March

1287 - 1330

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Roger Mortimer, 3rd Baron Mortimer of Wigmore, 1st Earl of March (25 April 1287 – 29 November 1330), was an English nobleman and powerful Marcher lord who gained many estates in the Welsh Marches and Ireland following his advantageous marriage to the wealthy heiress Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville. In November 1316, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1322 for having led the Marcher lords in a revolt against King Edward II in what became known as the Despenser War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March has received more than 985,389 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March is the 4,231st most popular politician (up from 4,843rd in 2019), the 958th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,045th in 2019) and the 161st most popular British Politician.

Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March is most famous for being one of the leaders of the rebellion against King Edward II, and for being the lover of Queen Isabella.

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Among politicians, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March ranks 4,231 out of 15,710Before him are Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut, Ivan Silayev, Gentius, George II Rákóczi, Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, and Itamar Franco. After him are Mōri Motonari, Muhammad I of Granada, Bronisław Komorowski, Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, Zhao Tuo, and Fikret Abdić.

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Among people born in 1287, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March ranks 1After him are Robert III of Artois, William I, Count of Hainaut, Luchino Visconti, Richard de Bury, and Hugh Despenser the younger. Among people deceased in 1330, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March ranks 7Before him are Frederick the Fair, Joan II, Countess of Burgundy, Alaeddin Pasha, Pietro Cavallini, Elizabeth of Bohemia, and Michael Shishman of Bulgaria. After him are Ubertino of Casale, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Germany, Alexios II of Trebizond, Yolande of Dreux, Queen of Scotland, and Euphemia of Pomerania.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March ranks 958 out of 6,924Before him are John Berger (1926), Naomi Campbell (1970), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Damon Hill (1960), David Prowse (1935), and Amy Winehouse (1983). After him are Kim Cattrall (1956), James Anderson (1680), Philip Sclater (1829), Æthelbald, King of Wessex (831), Joseph Chamberlain (1836), and Clementine Churchill (1885).

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