Wulfhere of Mercia

650 - 675

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Wulfhere or Wulfar (died 675) was King of Mercia from 658 until 675 AD. He was the first Christian king of all of Mercia, though it is not known when or how he converted from Anglo-Saxon paganism. His accession marked the end of Oswiu of Northumbria's overlordship of southern England, and Wulfhere extended his influence over much of that region. His campaigns against the West Saxons led to Mercian control of much of the Thames valley. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wulfhere of Mercia has received more than 116,743 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Wulfhere of Mercia is the 10,360th most popular politician (up from 10,945th in 2019), the 2,380th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,569th in 2019) and the 361st most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Wulfhere of Mercia ranks 10,360 out of 15,710Before him are Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Amythaon, Helen Clark, Hernán Siles Zuazo, Boris Pankin, and José Joaquín de Olmedo. After him are Rafael Núñez, Oscar Torp, Albert Pintat, Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Richard Ratsimandrava, and King Lie of Zhou.

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Among people born in 650, Wulfhere of Mercia ranks 19Before him are Reccared II, Ebroin, John of Nikiû, Lupus I of Aquitaine, Abdullah ibn Ja'far, and Wang Bo. After him are Jarir ibn Atiyah, Eorcenberht of Kent, Felix of Aquitaine, Cwichelm of Wessex, Osric of Northumbria, and Eadric of Kent. Among people deceased in 675, Wulfhere of Mercia ranks 4Before him are Childeric II, Deioces, and Abdul-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Wulfhere of Mercia ranks 2,380 out of 6,924Before him are Harry Seeley (1839), Matthew Locke (1621), Douglas Bader (1910), Barry Morse (1918), Mick Ronson (1946), and William Elford Leach (1791). After him are Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864), William Hunter (1718), Ian Paisley (1926), Richard Christopher Carrington (1826), Matthew Hopkins (1620), and Clive Sinclair (1940).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Wulfhere of Mercia ranks 361Before him are Jeremy Thorpe (1929), Prince Maurice of Battenberg (1891), Henry Ireton (1611), Llywelyn the Great (1173), William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst (1773), and Ernest Bevin (1881). After him are Ian Paisley (1926), Matthew Hopkins (1620), Dionysios Kasdaglis (1872), Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874), Ken Livingstone (1945), and Charles James Fox (1749).