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 183,524 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). William Camden is the 12,895th most popular politician (down from 11,868th in 2019), the 3,631st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,058th in 2019) and the 457th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, William Camden ranks 12,895 out of 15,710Before him are Harry Reid, Claude Allègre, Zenón Noriega Agüero, Mohsen Rezaee, Ion Chicu, and Zhao Leji. After him are Nezihe Muhiddin, Joaquín Suárez, Luis Cordero Crespo, Bob Mathias, William M. Tweed, and Nur Misuari.

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Among people born in 1551, William Camden ranks 7Before him are Henry III of France, Giulio Caccini, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Fausto Veranzio, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, and Ğazı II Giray. After him are Robert Peake the Elder and John Speed. Among people deceased in 1623, William Camden ranks 13Before him are Domenico Fetti, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, Philippe de Mornay, and Antonio Priuli. After him is Thomas Weelkes.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Camden ranks 3,631 out of 6,924Before him are Anthony Andrews (1948), Ray Wilson (1968), Ed Stafford (1975), David Cox (1924), Chris Anderson (1961), and Shirley Manson (1966). After him are Daniel Tammet (1979), Clara Reeve (1729), Jimmy Johnstone (1944), David Prain (1857), Charles W. Alcock (1842), and Martin O'Neill (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Camden ranks 457Before him are Richard Cobden (1804), Albert Oldman (1883), Godfrey Rampling (1909), Tony Benn (1925), Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow (1887), and Herbert Lawford (1851). After him are Michael Heseltine (1933), Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778), Charles Bradlaugh (1833), Erskine Hamilton Childers (1905), Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1743), and Grantley Goulding (1874).