Edmund Barton

1849 - 1920

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Sir Edmund "Toby" Barton, (18 January 1849 – 7 January 1920) was an Australian politician and judge who served as the first Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1901 to 1903. He resigned to become a founding member of the High Court of Australia, where he served until his death. Barton was an early supporter of the federation of the Australian colonies, the goal of which he summarised as "a nation for a continent, and a continent for a nation". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Barton has received more than 670,850 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Edmund Barton is the 11,770th most popular politician (down from 10,743rd in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Australia (down from 112th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Australian Politician.

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Among politicians, Edmund Barton ranks 11,770 out of 15,710Before him are Carlos Gomes Júnior, Norbert Lammert, Ernst Hoppenberg, José Gregorio Monagas, Tiberius Claudius Balbilus, and Ariarathes I of Cappadocia. After him are Mikhail Myasnikovich, István Bibó, Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius, Vladimir Krutov, Louis Ruchonnet, and Juan Carlos Varela.

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Among people born in 1849, Edmund Barton ranks 70Before him are Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, Jacob Riis, N. E. Brown, Rafael Reyes, Richard Lydekker, and Józef Chełmoński. After him are William Merritt Chase, John Hartley, Pedro Montt, Alexander von Krobatin, Henry Clay Frick, and Ivan Evstratiev Geshov. Among people deceased in 1920, Edmund Barton ranks 86Before him are Alexandru Macedonski, Heinrich Lammasch, Olive Thomas, William Dean Howells, Ömer Seyfettin, and Ion Dragoumis. After him are Nasrullah Khan, Aleksey Shakhmatov, Robert Harron, Olive Schreiner, Max Fürbringer, and Hermann Oldenberg.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Edmund Barton ranks 150 out of 790Before him are Robert Stigwood (1934), Scott Morrison (1968), Rose Byrne (1979), Poppy Montgomery (1972), Gough Whitlam (1916), and Ben Mendelsohn (1969). After him are Mia Wasikowska (1989), Malcolm Turnbull (1954), Daniel Ricciardo (1989), Ian Thorpe (1982), John Seale (1942), and John Russell (1858).

Among POLITICIANS In Australia

Among politicians born in Australia, Edmund Barton ranks 11Before him are Bob Hawke (1929), Kevin Rudd (1957), Dawn Fraser (1937), Robert Menzies (1894), Scott Morrison (1968), and Gough Whitlam (1916). After him are Malcolm Turnbull (1954), Malcolm Fraser (1930), Quentin Bryce (1942), William McMahon (1908), Gerald Patterson (1895), and Alfred Deakin (1856).