William the Lion

1142 - 1214

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William the Lion (Mediaeval Gaelic: Uilliam mac Eanric (i.e. William, son of Henry); Modern Gaelic: Uilleam mac Eanraig), sometimes styled William I, also known by the nickname Garbh, "the Rough", (c. 1142 – 4 December 1214) reigned as King of Scots from 1165 to 1214 (49 years). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William the Lion has received more than 701,762 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). William the Lion is the 4,915th most popular politician (down from 4,830th in 2019), the 1,098th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,042nd in 2019) and the 182nd most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, William the Lion ranks 4,915 out of 15,710Before him are Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, Moses de León, Wilhelm Stuckart, Peter II of Sicily, Benny Gantz, and Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena. After him are Carl Bildt, Miroslav Filipović, Jeong Mong-ju, Ragnvald Knaphövde, José María Aznar, and Emperor Min of Jin.

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Among people born in 1142, William the Lion ranks 3Before him are Yue Fei and Moinuddin Chishti. After him are Philip I, Count of Flanders, Al-Mustadi, Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, Frederick, Duke of Bohemia, and Godfrey III, Count of Louvain. Among people deceased in 1214, William the Lion ranks 3Before him are Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile. After him are Qasar and Henry VI, Count Palatine of the Rhine.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William the Lion ranks 1,098 out of 6,924Before him are Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451), Thomas Simpson (1710), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), Keira Knightley (1985), and Lilian, Princess of Réthy (1916). After him are Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), Joseph Needham (1900), John Lydon (1956), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), and Prince Michael of Kent (1942).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William the Lion ranks 182Before him are John Hawkwood (1320), Denis Thatcher (1915), Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (1517), Lord Randolph Churchill (1849), Elizabeth Tudor (1492), and Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451). After him are Alexander I of Scotland (1078), Reginald Johnston (1874), Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (1158), Princess Muna al-Hussein (1941), Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (1506), and James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (1531).