Thomas Cromwell

1485 - 1540

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Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, (; c. 1485 – 28 July 1540) was an English lawyer and statesman who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII from 1532 to 1540, when he was beheaded on orders of the king. Cromwell was one of the strongest and most powerful proponents of the English Reformation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Cromwell has received more than 5,861,472 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Thomas Cromwell is the 10th most popular public worker, the 470th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 509th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Public Worker.

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Among public workers, Thomas Cromwell ranks 10 out of 15. Before him are Joseph Fouché, Mikhail Kalinin, Gaius Maecenas, Robert Walpole, Demetrius of Phalerum, and François Guizot. After him are Ali Hassan al-Majid, Markus Wolf, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Pascal Lamy, and Chelsea Clinton.

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Among people born in 1485, Thomas Cromwell ranks 5Before him are Hernán Cortés, Catherine of Aragon, Giovanni da Verrazzano, and Dragut. After him are Pedro de Alvarado, Sebastiano del Piombo, Clément Janequin, Joos van Cleve, Johannes Bugenhagen, Wolf Huber, and Balthasar Hubmaier. Among people deceased in 1540, Thomas Cromwell ranks 3Before him are John Zápolya and Parmigianino. After him are Angela Merici, Rosso Fiorentino, Juan Luis Vives, Francesco Guicciardini, Tristão da Cunha, Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Guillaume Budé, Joos van Cleve, and Tomé Pires.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Cromwell ranks 470 out of 6,924. Before him are Donald Pleasence (1919), John Hicks (1904), Christian de Duve (1917), Sam Neill (1947), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), and Richard Arkwright (1732). After him are Gregory Bateson (1904), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Stanley Matthews (1915), William Baffin (1584), Harthacnut (1018), and Gustav Holst (1874).

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Among public workers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Cromwell ranks 2Before him are Robert Walpole (1676). After him are John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713).