William Wallace

1270 - 1305

William Wallace

Sir William Wallace (Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam Uallas, pronounced [ˈɯʎam ˈuəl̪ˠəs̪]; Norman French: William le Waleys; c. 1270 – 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence.Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. He was appointed Guardian of Scotland and served until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Wallace has received more than 9,221,580 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, William Wallace ranks 11 out of 1,194Before him are Charles de Gaulle, Spartacus, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Martel, Erwin Rommel, and Adolf Eichmann. After him are Themistocles, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, Cao Cao, Prince Eugene of Savoy, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Among people born in 1270, William Wallace ranks 1After him are Charles, Count of Valois, Haakon V of Norway, Rudolf II, Duke of Austria, Namdev, Theodore Metochites, Theodore Svetoslav of Bulgaria, and Cino da Pistoia. Among people deceased in 1305, William Wallace ranks 1After him are Joan I of Navarre, Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, John IV Laskaris, Roger de Flor, Guy, Count of Flanders, Emperor Kameyama, Nicholas of Tolentino, Moses de León, Roger of Lauria, Jean de Meun, and Maximus Planudes.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Wallace ranks 42 out of 5,347Before him are James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Thomas More (1478), Lord Byron (1788), Bertrand Russell (1872), Anne Boleyn (1501), and Francis Drake (1540). After him are James Prescott Joule (1818), Lewis Carroll (1832), Robert Hooke (1635), Sean Connery (1930), John Dalton (1766), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, William Wallace ranks 1After him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), T. E. Lawrence (1888), Edward Smith (1850), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Rudolf Abel (1903), John Franklin (1786), Harold Lowe (1882), John Hawkins (1532), James Paul Moody (1887), and William Bligh (1754).

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