Edward Heath

1916 - 2005

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Sir Edward Richard George Heath (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005), commonly known as Ted Heath, was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975. Heath also served for 51 years as a Member of Parliament from 1950 to 2001. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Heath has received more than 6,316,145 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Edward Heath is the 283rd most popular politician (up from 323rd in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 85th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Politician.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974. He is most famous for the Industrial Relations Act, which he introduced in 1971.

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Among politicians, Edward Heath ranks 283 out of 19,576Before him are Leopold III of Belgium, Charles VII of France, Alexander II of Russia, Charles VIII of France, B. R. Ambedkar, and Charles the Bald. After him are Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Hu Jintao, Septimius Severus, Odoacer, Martin Bormann, and Charles XII of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1916, Edward Heath ranks 3Before him are François Mitterrand, and Ferruccio Lamborghini. After him are Kirk Douglas, Elena Ceaușescu, Roald Dahl, Gregory Peck, Francis Crick, Aldo Moro, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Gough Whitlam. Among people deceased in 2005, Edward Heath ranks 2Before him is Pope John Paul II. After him are Rosa Parks, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, George Best, Arthur Miller, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Claude Simon, Rinus Michels, Peter Drucker, Hans Bethe, and Paul Ricœur.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Heath ranks 71 out of 8,785Before him are Harold Harefoot (1016), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), John Stuart Mill (1806), Alex Ferguson (1941), and James Clerk Maxwell (1831). After him are Ridley Scott (1937), John Dee (1527), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), David Bowie (1947), Charlotte Brontë (1816), and Lewis Carroll (1832).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Edward Heath ranks 14Before him are Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), John Major (1943), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and Olav V of Norway (1903). After him are George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Alfred the Great (849), George VI (1895), Edward VI of England (1537), Edward I of England (1239), and Henry VII of England (1457).