Alec Douglas-Home

1903 - 1995

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Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, ( HEWM; 2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995), styled as Lord Dunglass between 1918 and 1951 and the Earl of Home from 1951 until 1963, was a British statesman and Conservative politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1963 to 1964. He is notable for being the last prime minister to hold office while being a member of the House of Lords, before renouncing his peerage and taking up a seat in the House of Commons for the remainder of his premiership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alec Douglas-Home has received more than 4,795,190 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Alec Douglas-Home is the 2,670th most popular politician (down from 1,885th in 2019), the 571st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 439th in 2019) and the 98th most popular British Politician.

Alec Douglas-Home was a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1963 to 1964.

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Among politicians, Alec Douglas-Home ranks 2,670 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Kōan, Hayk, Altan Khan, Abul Kalam Azad, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, and Marie José of Belgium. After him are Jules Ferry, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria, Iziaslav I of Kiev, Reccared I, Michael Bloomberg, and Apries.

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Among people born in 1903, Alec Douglas-Home ranks 42Before him are Matthias Sindelar, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Bruno Bettelheim, Julius Fučík, Lars Onsager, and Georg Elser. After him are Empress Kōjun, Bing Crosby, John Eccles, Andrei Grechko, Rudolf Abel, and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1995, Alec Douglas-Home ranks 29Before him are Murray Rothbard, Donald Pleasence, Milovan Đilas, Souphanouvong, William Alfred Fowler, and Jonas Salk. After him are Ginger Rogers, Fred Perry, John B. Calhoun, Hugo Pratt, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Aziz Nesin.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alec Douglas-Home ranks 571 out of 8,785Before him are Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Beatrix Potter (1866), Walter Raleigh (1554), Archibald Hill (1886), Eadwig (940), and Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771). After him are Malcolm Young (1953), John Davis (1550), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), A. J. Cronin (1896), and Jonathan Pryce (1947).

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