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Tristan (Latin/Brythonic: Drustanus; Welsh: Trystan), also known as Tristram or Tristain and similar names, is the hero of the legend of Tristan and Iseult. In the legend, he is tasked with escorting the Irish princess Iseult to wed Tristan's uncle, King Mark of Cornwall. Tristan and Iseult accidentally drink a love potion during the journey and fall in love, beginning an adulterous relationship that eventually leads to Tristan's banishment and death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tristan has received more than 1,199,044 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Tristan is the 954th most popular politician (up from 1,634th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 377th in 2019) and the 51st most popular British Politician.

Tristan is most famous for his love affair with King Mark's wife, Queen Iseult.

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Among politicians, Tristan ranks 954 out of 15,710Before him are William Henry Harrison, Christian VIII of Denmark, Michael III, Miloš Zeman, Ursula von der Leyen, and Baldwin I of Jerusalem. After him are Pietro Badoglio, Aemilianus, Gediminas, Anton Drexler, Isabel Martínez de Perón, and Jeongjo of Joseon.

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Among people born in 535, Tristan ranks 1After him are Sigebert I and Theudebald. Among people deceased in 585, Tristan ranks 1After him are Hermenegild and Emperor Bidatsu.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tristan ranks 250 out of 6,924Before him are Ælfweard of Wessex (904), John Donne (1572), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Roger Waters (1943), J. M. Barrie (1860), and Jimmy Page (1944). After him are Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Phil Collins (1951), Bede (672), William Morris (1834), Henry Moore (1898), and Sting (1951).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Tristan ranks 51Before him are Charles II of England (1630), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Arthur Henderson (1863), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), and Ælfweard of Wessex (904). After him are Harold Godwinson (1022), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Richard Cromwell (1626), Clement Attlee (1883), Harold Macmillan (1894), and David Lloyd George (1863).