William Camden

1551 - 1623

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William Camden (2 May 1551 – 9 November 1623) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Annales, the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Camden has received more than 253,487 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). William Camden is the 12,593rd most popular politician (up from 13,609th in 2019), the 2,761st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,511th in 2019) and the 397th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, William Camden ranks 12,593 out of 19,576Before him are Domenico Flabanico, Jean Asselborn, Maithripala Sirisena, Thubten Choekyi Nyima, 9th Panchen Lama, King Weilie of Zhou, and Viggo Kampmann. After him are Fritz Manteuffel, Ichirō Ozawa, Heraclianus, Mohammed Mzali, Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, and Eurycrates.

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Among people born in 1551, William Camden ranks 8Before him are Giulio Caccini, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Fausto Veranzio, Ğazı II Giray, and Giovanni I Cornaro. After him are Robert Peake the Elder, and John Speed. Among people deceased in 1623, William Camden ranks 18Before him are Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, Jan Joosten van Lodensteijn, Philippe de Mornay, Francisco Sanches, Antonio Priuli, and John VII, Count of Nassau-Siegen. After him is Thomas Weelkes.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Camden ranks 2,761 out of 8,785Before him are Caroline Munro (1949), Phyllida Law (1932), Graeme Souness (1953), Don Revie (1927), Edward Woodward (1930), and Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter (1907). After him are Andrew Latimer (1949), Nancy Mackay (1922), Nicol Williamson (1936), Sigeberht of Wessex (750), Tom Hollander (1967), and Joely Richardson (1965).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Camden ranks 397Before him are Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1443), Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841), Ida of Bernicia (450), Gary Hocking (1937), Alexander Mackenzie (1822), and Anne of York (1475). After him are Sigeberht of Wessex (750), Ceol of Wessex (600), Henry of Scotland (1115), James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (1811), Mother Shipton (1488), and George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758).