Austen Chamberlain

1863 - 1937

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Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain (16 October 1863 – 16 March 1937) was a British statesman, son of Joseph Chamberlain and older half-brother of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (twice) and was briefly Conservative Party leader before serving as Foreign Secretary. Brought up to be the political heir of his father, whom he physically resembled, he was elected to Parliament as a Liberal Unionist at a by-election in 1892, and held office in the Unionist coalition governments of 1895–1905, remaining in the Cabinet as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1903–05) after his father resigned in 1903 to campaign for Tariff Reform. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Austen Chamberlain has received more than 489,437 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Austen Chamberlain is the 2,108th most popular politician (down from 1,976th in 2019), the 479th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 488th in 2019) and the 89th most popular Politician.

Austen Chamberlain is most famous for being the British Foreign Secretary during World War I. He was instrumental in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles.

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Among politicians, Austen Chamberlain ranks 2,108 out of 15,577Before him are Leopoldo Galtieri, John IV Laskaris, Berenice IV of Egypt, Dangun, Nikola IV Zrinski, and Kanishka. After him are Manasseh, Charles VIII of Sweden, Willi Stoph, Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Kavad I, and Al-Mahdi.

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Among people born in 1863, Austen Chamberlain ranks 19Before him are George Herbert Mead, Constantine P. Cavafy, Carlos I of Portugal, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Joaquín Sorolla, and Vladimir Vernadsky. After him are Werner Sombart, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Franz Stuck, Alexandre Yersin, Wilhelm Marx, and Gaston Doumergue. Among people deceased in 1937, Austen Chamberlain ranks 18Before him are Lou Andreas-Salomé, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Gerda Taro, J. M. Barrie, and Yevgeny Zamyatin. After him are Sergo Ordzhonikidze, J. Bruce Ismay, Rudolf Otto, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Gaston Doumergue, and Ramsay MacDonald.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Austen Chamberlain ranks 479 out of 7,765Before him are John Donne (1572), William Godwin (1756), Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), Edmund Ironside (993), John Cleese (1939), and Peter Brook (1925). After him are Arthur Balfour (1848), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Eadwig (940), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), and G. E. Moore (1873).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Austen Chamberlain ranks 89Before him are James I of Scotland (1394), Robert II of Scotland (1316), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), James Callaghan (1912), Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), and Edmund Ironside (993). After him are Arthur Balfour (1848), Eadwig (940), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), and Stanley Baldwin (1867).