William Wallace

1270 - 1305

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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 12,249,080 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). William Wallace is the 12th most popular military personnel (down from 11th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 43rd in 2019) and the most popular Military Personnel.

William Wallace is most famous for his role in the Scottish Wars of Independence. He led the Scots to victory over the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.

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Among military personnels, William Wallace ranks 12 out of 1,468Before him are Karl Dönitz, Spartacus, Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, and Themistocles. After him are Khalid ibn al-Walid, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, Erich von Manstein, Chiang Kai-shek, and Heinz Guderian.

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Among people born in 1270, William Wallace ranks 1After him are Charles, Count of Valois, Rudolf II, Duke of Austria, Haakon V of Norway, Namdev, Theodore Metochites, Isabella of Burgundy, Queen of Germany, Lancelotto Malocello, Theodore Svetoslav of Bulgaria, Juliana Falconieri, Cino da Pistoia, and Nicholas of Lyra. 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, Nicholas of Tolentino, Moses de León, Jean de Meun, Roger of Lauria, Maximus Planudes, and Blanche of France, Duchess of Austria.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Wallace ranks 59 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred the Great (849), Cecil Rhodes (1853), John Stuart Mill (1806), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), and Richard Burton (1925). After him are Herbert Spencer (1820), Charles Babbage (1791), Henry VII of England (1457), George VI (1895), Virginia Woolf (1882), and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857).