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William IV of the United Kingdom

1765 - 1837

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William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death in 1837. The third son of George III, William succeeded his elder brother George IV, becoming the last king and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover. William served in the Royal Navy in his youth, spending time in British North America and the Caribbean, and was later nicknamed the "Sailor King". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William IV of the United Kingdom has received more than 10,093,387 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). William IV of the United Kingdom is the 53rd most popular politician (up from 524th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 138th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Politician.

King William IV of the United Kingdom is most famous for being the monarch during the reign of Queen Victoria.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, William IV of the United Kingdom ranks 53 out of 19,576Before him are Pericles, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Nero, Justinian I, Josip Broz Tito, and Akhenaten. After him are Peter the Great, James K. Polk, Sargon of Akkad, Muammar Gaddafi, Hannibal, and Joe Biden.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1765, William IV of the United Kingdom ranks 1After him are Pope Gregory XVI, Nicéphore Niépce, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Pyotr Bagration, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Charles Felix of Sardinia, Emma, Lady Hamilton, Paolo Ruffini, Jacques MacDonald, and Karl Ludwig Harding. Among people deceased in 1837, William IV of the United Kingdom ranks 1After him are Alexander Pushkin, Hortense de Beauharnais, Charles Fourier, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, John Constable, Giacomo Leopardi, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Georg Büchner, François Gérard, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, and John Field.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William IV of the United Kingdom ranks 16 out of 8,785Before him are John Locke (1632), Winston Churchill (1874), James Watt (1736), Richard III of England (1452), Paul McCartney (1942), and Anthony Hopkins (1937). After him are Queen Victoria (1819), Stephen Hawking (1942), Richard I of England (1157), Michael Faraday (1791), Henry VIII of England (1491), and Agatha Christie (1890).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William IV of the United Kingdom ranks 4Before him are Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), and Richard III of England (1452). After him are Queen Victoria (1819), Richard I of England (1157), Mary II of England (1662), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), John Major (1943), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), and Oliver Cromwell (1599).