William Longsword

893 - 942

William Longsword

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 226,737 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,686th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, William Longsword ranks 2,668 out of 14,801Before him are Daemusin of Goguryeo, Chryseis, Marine Le Pen, Apepi, Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, and Otto III, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Agis IV, Mentuhotep IV, Gotthard Kettler, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Canute VI of Denmark, and Sun Hao.

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Among people born in 893, William Longsword ranks 3Before him are Louis the Child and Abu Mansur al-Maturidi. 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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In France

Among people born in France, William Longsword ranks 903 out of 4,109Before him are Jean Rochefort (1930), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), John I of Aragon (1350), Bourvil (1917), Marine Le Pen (1968), and Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114). After him are Philippe Petit (1949), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), Danielle Darrieux (1917), Hans-Georg von Friedeburg (1895), Henri Giraud (1879), and Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704).


Among politicians born in France, William Longsword ranks 208Before him are Adelaide of Maurienne (1092), Francis Phoebus of Navarre (1467), Salome Zourabichvili (1952), John I of Aragon (1350), Marine Le Pen (1968), and Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114). After him are Hans-Georg von Friedeburg (1895), Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704), Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438), Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine (1670), Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627), and Auguste Mariette (1821).

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