Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

1881 - 1959

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Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, (16 April 1881 – 23 December 1959), styled The 1st Baron Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and The 3rd Viscount Halifax from 1934 until 1944, was a senior British Conservative politician and diplomat of the 1930s. He held several senior ministerial posts during this time, most notably those of Viceroy of India from 1925 to 1931 and of Foreign Secretary between 1938 and 1940. He was one of the architects of the policy of appeasement of Adolf Hitler in 1936–38, working closely with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax has received more than 1,484,305 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax is the 5,193rd most popular politician (down from 4,117th in 2019), the 1,150th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 883rd in 2019) and the 190th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax ranks 5,193 out of 15,710. Before him are Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Nicolae Timofti, Ka, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Nebuchadnezzar III, and Marek Edelman. After him are Alfonso IV of León, An-Nasir Muhammad, Christopher Báthory, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Vytenis, and Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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Among people born in 1881, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax ranks 56Before him are William Boeing, Victor Klemperer, Giovanni Papini, Vincenzo Peruggia, Cecil B. DeMille, and Artur Phleps. After him are Mikhail Larionov, Franz Gürtner, King Oliver, Max Pechstein, Paul Cornu, and Ulrich von Hassell. Among people deceased in 1959, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax ranks 41Before him are Cecil B. DeMille, Edmond Debeaumarché, Lester Young, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Imre Schlosser, and Rudolf Caracciola. After him are D. F. Malan, Edvard Eriksen, Sisavang Vong, Ichirō Hatoyama, Albert Ketèlbey, and Ethel Barrymore.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax ranks 1,150 out of 6,924. Before him are Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Mungo Park (1771), John Austin (1790), Carol Reed (1906), Twiggy (1949), and Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721). After him are Ken Hensley (1945), Olave Baden-Powell (1889), John Stewart Bell (1928), Rod Evans (1947), Simon Stock (1164), and Henry Thomas Buckle (1821).

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