a masculine name: dim. Ed, Eddie, Ned, Ted, Teddy; equiv. Fr. Édouard, Ger. Eduard, It. & Sp. Eduardo, Scand. Edvard
Origin of EdwardOld English Eadweard from ead (see Edgar) + weard, guardian, protector (see ward): hence, wealthy (or fortunate) guardian
- 1330-76; Prince of Wales: son of Edward III: called the Black Prince
- 1239-1307; king of England (1272-1307): son of Henry III
- 1284-1327; king of England (1307-27): son of Edward I
- 1312-77; king of England (1327-77): son of Edward II
- 1442-83; king of England (1461-70; 1471-83): son of Richard, duke of York
- 1470-83; king of England (1483): son of Edward IV: reputed to have been murdered by order of Richard III
- 1537-53; king of England & Ireland (1547-53): son of Henry VIII & Jane Seymour
- 1841-1910; king of Great Britain & Ireland (1901-10): son of Queen Victoria
- seeDuke of Windsor
lake in EC Africa, between the Democratic Republic of the Congo & Uganda: 830 sq mi (2,150 sq km)
Known as “the Confessor.” 1003?-1066
King of the English (1042-1066) whose reign was marked by political conflict between Norman and English groups.
Prince of Wales. Known as “the Black Prince.” 1330-1376
English soldier during the Hundred Years' War. The eldest son of Edward III, he fought at Crécy (1346) and Poitiers (1356), where the English forces captured John II of France.
- A male given name.
From Old English Ēadweard, from eād (“rich”) + weard (“guard”).