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 422,831 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Austen Chamberlain is the 1,979th most popular politician (up from 2,144th in 2019), the 488th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 506th in 2019) and the 85th most popular British 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 1,979 out of 15,710Before him are Jürgen Stroop, Ali Abdullah Saleh, François Darlan, Taichang Emperor, Richard II, Duke of Normandy, and King Wen of Zhou. After him are Maria Luisa of Spain, Babrak Karmal, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Alfonso the Battler, Bimbisara, and Amenemhat I.

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Among people born in 1863, Austen Chamberlain ranks 18Before him are David Lloyd George, Swami Vivekananda, Alexandre Yersin, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Carlos I of Portugal, and Werner Sombart. After him are Vladimir Vernadsky, Abdul Karim, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Joaquín Sorolla, Wilhelm Marx, and Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Among people deceased in 1937, Austen Chamberlain ranks 20Before him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky, J. M. Barrie, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Gerda Taro, J. Bruce Ismay, and Gustaf Dalén. After him are Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Jean Harlow, Gaston Doumergue, Ramsay MacDonald, and Wallace Carothers.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Austen Chamberlain ranks 488 out of 6,924Before him are Thomas Harriot (1560), Peter Brook (1925), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Thomas Savery (1650), John Couch Adams (1819), and John Bonham (1948). After 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).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Austen Chamberlain ranks 85Before him are Edward the Confessor (1003), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Harthacnut (1018), James Callaghan (1912), and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767). After him are Offa of Mercia (800), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Arthur Balfour (1848), Eadwig (940), Eadred (923), and Sweyn II of Denmark (1020).