Arthur Balfour

1848 - 1930

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Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, (, traditionally Scottish ; 25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930), also known as Lord Balfour, was a British Conservative statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. As foreign secretary in the Lloyd George ministry, he issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917 on behalf of the cabinet. Entering Parliament in 1874, Balfour achieved prominence as Chief Secretary for Ireland, in which position he suppressed agrarian unrest whilst taking measures against absentee landlords. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Balfour has received more than 1,228,243 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Arthur Balfour is the 2,013th most popular politician (up from 2,037th in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 482nd in 2019) and the 88th most popular British Politician.

Arthur Balfour was a British Prime Minister from 1902-1905. He is most famous for his Balfour Declaration, which was a letter he wrote to Lord Rothschild in 1917 that stated the British government's support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

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Among politicians, Arthur Balfour ranks 2,013 out of 15,710Before him are Jeroboam II, Danjong of Joseon, Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, Haggai, Benito Juárez, and Theuderic III. After him are Rupert, King of Germany, Viriathus, Nicias, Julius Martov, Ibrahim Rugova, and Michael IV the Paphlagonian.

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Among people born in 1848, Arthur Balfour ranks 13Before him are Joris-Karl Huysmans, Otto of Bavaria, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Tōgō Heihachirō, Hugo de Vries, and Wyatt Earp. After him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Viktor Vasnetsov, Robert I, Duke of Parma, Johann Palisa, Wilhelm Windelband, and Carl Wernicke. Among people deceased in 1930, Arthur Balfour ranks 20Before him are Christiaan Eijkman, Lon Chaney, Fritz Pregl, Alfred von Tirpitz, Victoria of Baden, and Ahmad Shah Qajar. After him are Siegfried Wagner, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Sakichi Toyoda, Silvio Gesell, Adolf von Harnack, and Wilfrid Voynich.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Balfour ranks 495 out of 6,924Before him are Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), G. E. Moore (1873), Offa of Mercia (800), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), James Bradley (1693), and William Shockley (1910). After him are Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Nicholas Winton (1909), Banksy (1970), Benjamin Graham (1894), Eadwig (940), and Kate Bush (1958).

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Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Arthur Balfour ranks 88Before him are Harthacnut (1018), James Callaghan (1912), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Austen Chamberlain (1863), Offa of Mercia (800), and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660). After him are Eadwig (940), Eadred (923), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), and George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592).