William the Conqueror

1028 - 1087

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William the Conqueror (c. 1028 – 9 September 1087), sometimes called William the Bastard, was the first Norman king of England (as William I), reigning from 1066 until his death. A descendant of Rollo, he was Duke of Normandy (as William II) from 1035 onward. By 1060, following a long struggle to establish his throne, his hold on Normandy was secure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William the Conqueror has received more than 16,421,840 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). William the Conqueror is the 13th most popular nobleman (down from 12th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from France (down from 55th in 2019) and the most popular French Nobleman.

William the Conqueror was the Duke of Normandy, who invaded England in 1066. He is most famous for his conquest of England.

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Over the past year William the Conqueror has had the most page views in the with 1,970,905 views, followed by French (308,614), and Russian (194,306). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mirandese (1,325.93%), Egyptian Arabic (225.80%), and Simple English (134.32%)


Among noblemen, William the Conqueror ranks 13 out of 1,415Before him are Margrethe II of Denmark, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Akihito, and Lucrezia Borgia. After him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Charles, Prince of Wales, Harold Harefoot, Juan Carlos I of Spain, and Marie Thérèse of France.

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Among people born in 1028, William the Conqueror ranks 1After him is Al-Juwayni. Among people deceased in 1087, William the Conqueror ranks 1After him are Pope Victor III, Solomon, King of Hungary, Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, William I, Count of Burgundy, Bertha of Savoy, Blot-Sweyn, Constantine the African, Eustace II, Count of Boulogne, and Maria Dobroniega of Kiev.

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In France

Among people born in France, William the Conqueror ranks 76 out of 6,770Before him are Henri Bergson (1859), Pierre de Fermat (1601), Edgar Degas (1834), Charles X of France (1757), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), and Jacques-Louis David (1748). After him are Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), Madame du Barry (1743), Louis Braille (1809), and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, William the Conqueror ranks 1After him are Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Charles the Bold (1433), Margaret of Valois (1553), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Pope Leo IX (1002), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Robert Guiscard (1016), and Philip the Bold (1342).