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Thomas Gresham

1519 - 1579

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Sir Thomas Gresham the Elder (; c. 1519 – 21 November 1579) was an English merchant and financier who acted on behalf of King Edward VI (1547–1553) and Edward's half-sisters, queens Mary I (1553–1558) and Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Gresham has received more than 219,122 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Thomas Gresham is the 5,752nd most popular politician (down from 5,584th in 2019), the 1,201st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,229th in 2019) and the 203rd most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Thomas Gresham ranks 5,752 out of 15,577Before him are Narai, Tizoc, Stratonice of Syria, Isabella of Savoy, Beatrice of Provence, and Ryutaro Hashimoto. After him are Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei, Aistulf, Neferkare Neby, Gaius Antonius Hybrida, Tode Mongke, and Oskar Lafontaine.

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Among people born in 1519, Thomas Gresham ranks 14Before him are Isabella Jagiellon, Theodore Beza, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Antonis Mor, and Andrea Cesalpino. After him are Frans Floris, Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and Girolamo Mei. Among people deceased in 1579, Thomas Gresham ranks 6Before him are Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, Diego de Landa, Joseph Nasi, and Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. After him are Hans Staden, Ferenc Dávid, Juan Fernández Navarrete, Stanislaus Hosius, Simão Rodrigues, and John Ogilvie.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Gresham ranks 1,201 out of 7,765Before him are Henry Walter Bates (1825), Marc Bolan (1947), Jack Bruce (1943), Alan Bates (1934), Alan Lancaster (1949), and Samuel Pepys (1633). After him are Harold Shipman (1946), Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham (1670), Lee Child (1954), Guy Pearce (1967), Boy George (1961), and Clive Owen (1964).

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