Anthony Eden

1897 - 1977

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Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977), was a British Conservative politician who served three periods as Foreign Secretary and then as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 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 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 14,453,773 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Anthony Eden is the 556th most popular politician (up from 1,026th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 254th in 2019) and the 34th 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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Among politicians, Anthony Eden ranks 556 out of 15,710Before him are Juliana of the Netherlands, Edward the Elder, Ivan III of Russia, Zoë Porphyrogenita, Bernie Sanders, and Irene of Athens. After him are Philip V of France, Heraklonas, Frederick William I of Prussia, Oscar II of Sweden, Hatice Sultan, and Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan.

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Among people born in 1897, Anthony Eden ranks 6Before him are Joseph Goebbels, Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, and Irène Joliot-Curie. After him are Ivan Konev, Lucky Luciano, Wilhelm Reich, Paavo Nurmi, Ludwig Erhard, and Subhas Chandra Bose. 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 Roberto Rossellini, René Goscinny, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, and Alexey Stakhanov.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Anthony Eden ranks 147 out of 6,924Before him are Henry IV of England (1367), John Wycliffe (1324), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Paul Dirac (1902), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), and Edward the Elder (871). After him are Roald Dahl (1916), Duns Scotus (1265), Robert the Bruce (1274), Cat Stevens (1948), Ada Lovelace (1815), and Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935).

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Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Anthony Eden ranks 34Before him are Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), James II of England (1633), Neville Chamberlain (1869), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), and Edward the Elder (871). After him are Robert the Bruce (1274), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Olav V of Norway (1903), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Henry III of England (1207), and Boudica (33).