New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


William Camden

1551 - 1623

Photo of William Camden

Icon of person William Camden

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 238,564 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). William Camden is the 13,940th most popular politician (down from 12,874th in 2019), the 3,519th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,624th in 2019) and the 478th most popular British Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 240k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of William Camdens by language


Among politicians, William Camden ranks 13,940 out of 15,577Before him are Amda Seyon I, Seán T. O'Kelly, Yossi Beilin, Jan Černý, J. William Fulbright, and Seuthes II. After him are Abdulqawi Yusuf, Evangelos Venizelos, Ptolemaeus of Commagene, Bainbridge Colby, Karandash, and Yasushi Akashi.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


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 16Before him are Uesugi Kagekatsu, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, John VII, Count of Nassau-Siegen, Philippe de Mornay, Paolo Sarpi, and Antonio Priuli. After him is Thomas Weelkes.

Others Born in 1551

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1623

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Camden ranks 3,519 out of 7,765Before him are Henry Shrapnel (1761), Stanley Holloway (1890), Myra Hess (1890), Herbert Marshall (1890), Amira Casar (1971), and Simon McBurney (1957). After him are William Sterndale Bennett (1816), Kelly Macdonald (1976), Albert Lee (1943), Lesley Nicol (1953), Michael Portillo (1953), and Margery Allingham (1904).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Camden ranks 478Before him are George W. Campbell (1769), Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland (1341), Florence Green (1901), Amlaíb Cuarán (1000), Seán Lester (1888), and Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby (1841). After him are Michael Portillo (1953), Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872), Roy Jenkins (1920), Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet (1628), Alan Bullock (1914), and John Julius Norwich (1929).