William Longsword

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William Longsword (French: Guillaume Longue-Épée, Latin: Willermus Longa Spata, Old Norse: Vilhjálmr Langaspjót; c. 893 – 17 December 942) was the second ruler of Normandy, from 927 until his assassination in 942.He is sometimes anachronistically dubbed "duke of Normandy", even though the title duke (dux) did not come into common usage until the 11th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Longsword has received more than 344,881 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). William Longsword is the 1,935th most popular politician (up from 2,667th in 2019), the 695th most popular biography from France (up from 902nd in 2019) and the 155th most popular French Politician.

William Longsword is most famous for the conquest of Normandy.

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Among politicians, William Longsword ranks 1,935 out of 15,710Before him are Charles, Duke of Vendôme, Harthacnut, Psamtik III, Al-Musta'sim, James Callaghan, and Jean Jaurès. After him are Unas, Rama I, Catherine Cornaro, Alfonso VII of León and Castile, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, and Abbas II of Persia.

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Among people born in 893, William Longsword ranks 3Before him are Abu Mansur al-Maturidi and Louis the Child. After him are Al-Qa'im and Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani. Among people deceased in 942, William Longsword ranks 2Before him is Pope Stephen VIII. After him are Saadia Gaon, Odo of Cluny, Fulk I, Count of Anjou, and Pietro Participazio.

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Among people born in France, William Longsword ranks 695 out of 5,234Before him are Chlodomer (495), Joanna of Bourbon (1338), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Samuel de Champlain (1567), and Jean Jaurès (1859). After him are Sophie Marceau (1966), Jacques Anquetil (1934), Paul Mauriat (1925), Louise of Savoy (1476), Antoine François Prévost (1697), and Charles de Foucauld (1858).


Among politicians born in France, William Longsword ranks 155Before him are Magnentius (303), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Caroline Bonaparte (1782), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), and Jean Jaurès (1859). After him are Louise of Savoy (1476), Louise of Lorraine (1553), Sigismund of Burgundy (500), François Ravaillac (1578), François Darlan (1881), and Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963).