Thomas Fairfax

1612 - 1671

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (17 January 1612 – 12 November 1671), also known as Sir Thomas Fairfax, was an English politician, general and Parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War. An adept and talented commander, Fairfax led Parliament to many victories, notably the crucial Battle of Naseby, becoming effectively military ruler of England, but was eventually overshadowed by his subordinate Oliver Cromwell, who was more politically adept and radical in action against Charles I. Fairfax became unhappy with Cromwell's policy and publicly refused to take part in Charles's show trial. Eventually he resigned, leaving Cromwell to control the country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Fairfax has received more than 352,315 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Thomas Fairfax is the 10,598th most popular politician (down from 9,510th in 2019), the 2,463rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,072nd in 2019) and the 368th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Thomas Fairfax ranks 10,598 out of 15,710Before him are Carl Gustaf Ekman, Marco Cornaro, Hamad bin Thuwaini of Zanzibar, Raúl Leoni, Licinianus, and Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. After him are Söyembikä of Kazan, Koppány, Ernest von Koerber, Tang Jingsong, Jerome Powell, and Parshatatar.

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Among people born in 1612, Thomas Fairfax ranks 19Before him are Claude Françoise de Lorraine, Janusz Radziwiłł, Louis, Duke of Vendôme, Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, John Albert Vasa, and Frans Post. After him are Anne Bradstreet, Henry Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz, Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, and Richard Crashaw. Among people deceased in 1671, Thomas Fairfax ranks 11Before him are Anne Hyde, Fran Krsto Frankopan, Petar Zrinski, Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, Sébastien Bourdon, and Yerofey Khabarov. After him is Yun Seondo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Fairfax ranks 2,463 out of 6,924Before him are Cedric Hardwicke (1893), Corin Redgrave (1939), André Waterkeyn (1917), David Crystal (1941), Simon MacCorkindale (1952), and Tom Hollander (1967). After him are Morris Travers (1872), Jane Asher (1946), W. Ross Ashby (1903), Frederick North, Lord North (1732), Hubert Parry (1848), and Leonard Hobhouse (1864).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Thomas Fairfax ranks 368Before him are Ian Paisley (1926), Matthew Hopkins (1620), Dionysios Kasdaglis (1872), Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874), Ken Livingstone (1945), and Charles James Fox (1749). After him are Frederick North, Lord North (1732), Mary McAleese (1951), Cynewulf of Wessex (750), Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521), Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735), and Charlie Whiting (1952).