Charles James Fox

1749 - 1806

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Charles James Fox (24 January 1749 – 13 September 1806), styled The Honourable from 1762, was a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned 38 years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was the arch-rival of the Tory politician William Pitt the Younger; his father Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, a leading Whig of his day, had similarly been the great rival of Pitt's famous father, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham ("Pitt the Elder"). Fox rose to prominence in the House of Commons as a forceful and eloquent speaker with a notorious and colourful private life, though at that time with rather conservative and conventional opinions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles James Fox has received more than 673,360 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Charles James Fox is the 10,569th most popular politician (down from 8,920th in 2019), the 2,456th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,899th in 2019) and the 367th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Charles James Fox ranks 10,569 out of 15,710Before him are Shahabuddin Ahmed, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Mizengo Pinda, Simon Bolivar Buckner, Oisc of Kent, and Penn Nouth. After him are Dom Mintoff, Raja Dahir, Thomas Remengesau Jr., Qahhor Mahkamov, Hugh, Duke of Alsace, and Ahmad Shah of Pahang.

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Among people born in 1749, Charles James Fox ranks 21Before him are Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Alexander Radishchev, Martin Vahl, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, and Georg Joseph Vogler. After him are Levi Lincoln Sr., Charles Wilkins, William Blount, and Edward Rutledge. Among people deceased in 1806, Charles James Fox ranks 34Before him are George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Pavel Tsitsianov, Federico Gravina, Michael von Melas, Fra Diavolo, and Shah Alam II. After him are Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen, Karoline von Günderrode, Horatio Gates, Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter, Henry Knox, and Ignaz Schiffermüller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles James Fox ranks 2,456 out of 6,924Before him are Luke Howard (1772), Johnny Herbert (1964), Maurice Dobb (1900), George Arnott Walker-Arnott (1799), Ken McArthur (1881), and Miriam Margolyes (1941). After him are Cedric Hardwicke (1893), Corin Redgrave (1939), André Waterkeyn (1917), David Crystal (1941), Simon MacCorkindale (1952), and Tom Hollander (1967).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Charles James Fox ranks 367Before him are Wulfhere of Mercia (650), Ian Paisley (1926), Matthew Hopkins (1620), Dionysios Kasdaglis (1872), Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874), and Ken Livingstone (1945). After him are Thomas Fairfax (1612), Frederick North, Lord North (1732), Mary McAleese (1951), Cynewulf of Wessex (750), Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521), and Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735).