Anthony Eden

1897 - 1977

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Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1955 until his resignation in 1957. Achieving rapid promotion as a young Conservative member of Parliament, he became foreign secretary aged 38, before resigning in protest at Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy towards Mussolini's Fascist regime in Italy. He again held that position for most of the Second World War, and a third time in the early 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony Eden has received more than 17,310,890 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Anthony Eden is the 686th most popular politician (down from 532nd in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 140th in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Politician.

Anthony Eden was the British Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. He is most famous for being the Prime Minister during the Suez Crisis.

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Over the past year Anthony Eden has had the most page views in the with 932,612 views, followed by Spanish (88,870), and German (88,481). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (111.09%), Malagasy (105.31%), and Lombard (73.72%)


Among politicians, Anthony Eden ranks 686 out of 19,576Before him are Baudouin of Belgium, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Ivan III of Russia, Christian I of Denmark, Giorgio Napolitano, and Hans Frank. After him are Baldwin I of Jerusalem, Mahathir Mohamad, Josep Borrell, Alexandra of Denmark, Stanisław Leszczyński, and Şehzade Cihangir.

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Among people born in 1897, Anthony Eden ranks 6Before him are Joseph Goebbels, Irène Joliot-Curie, Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, and Amelia Earhart. After him are Subhas Chandra Bose, Ludwig Erhard, Ivan Konev, Paavo Nurmi, Wilhelm Reich, and Lucky Luciano. Among people deceased in 1977, Anthony Eden ranks 6Before him are Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Maria Callas, Vladimir Nabokov, and Wernher von Braun. After him are Stefania Turkewich, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Ludwig Erhard, René Goscinny, Roberto Rossellini, and Jacques Prévert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anthony Eden ranks 170 out of 8,785Before him are Saint Patrick (385), Edward V of England (1470), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Ramsay (1852), Brian May (1947), and Roger Waters (1943). After him are Duns Scotus (1265), George Boole (1815), Guy Fawkes (1570), John Milton (1608), George Best (1946), and Edward Smith (1850).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Anthony Eden ranks 35Before him are Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Æthelstan (895), John, King of England (1166), James VI and I (1566), and Edward V of England (1470). After him are Boudica (33), Henry III of England (1207), Robert the Bruce (1274), Tony Blair (1953), Arthur Henderson (1863), and Charles II of England (1630).