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Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester

1165 - 1218

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Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (c. 1175 – 25 June 1218), known as Simon IV (or V) de Montfort and as Simon de Montfort the Elder, was a French nobleman and famed knight of the early 13th century. He is widely regarded as one of the great military commanders of the Middle Ages. He took part in the Fourth Crusade and was one of the prominent figures of the Albigensian Crusade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester has received more than 326,090 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester is the 1,595th most popular politician (up from 2,251st in 2019).

Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester is most famous for being a leader of the barons during the 1264-1265 Second Barons' War.

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Among politicians, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester ranks 1,595 out of 15,710Before him are Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, Menelik II, Musaylimah, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Peter IV of Aragon, and Moshe Sharett. After him are John IV of Portugal, Ioannis Metaxas, Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, Æthelred I, King of Wessex, Louis II of Italy, and Elisa Bonaparte.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1165, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester ranks 4Before him are Philip II of France, Ibn Arabi, and Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Berengaria of Navarre, Albert of Riga, Henry I, Duke of Brabant, Joan of England, Queen of Sicily, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Waleran III, Duke of Limburg, Jean Bodel, and Vukan Nemanjić. Among people deceased in 1218, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester ranks 2Before him is Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Jayavarman VII, Al-Adil I, Odo III, Duke of Burgundy, Konstantin of Rostov, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders, Robert II, Count of Dreux, Hugh I of Cyprus, and Theobald VI, Count of Blois.

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