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), known as the Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and the Viscount Halifax from 1934 until 1944, was a senior British Conservative politician of the 1930s. He held several senior ministerial posts during this time, most notably those of Viceroy of India from 1926 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 1936–1938, 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 2,499,665 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax is the 5,280th most popular politician (down from 3,861st in 2019), the 1,056th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 851st in 2019) and the 181st most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax ranks 5,280 out of 19,576Before him are Franz Walter Stahlecker, Sahib I Giray, Moussa Traoré, Goh Chok Tong, Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Bettino Ricasoli. After him are Jan Zamoyski, Sisavang Vatthana, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders, and Xanthippus.

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Among people born in 1881, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax ranks 57Before him are Hugo Meisl, P. G. Wodehouse, Paul Cornu, Eugène Schueller, L. E. J. Brouwer, and Vincenzo Lancia. After him are Vincenzo Peruggia, Cecil B. DeMille, H. H. Kung, Günther Quandt, Muhammad VIII al-Amin, and Ramón Grau. Among people deceased in 1959, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax ranks 38Before him are Wanda Landowska, Rudolf Caracciola, Sidney Bechet, Ethel Barrymore, Olga Knipper, and Edmond Debeaumarché. After him are D. F. Malan, Ichirō Hatoyama, Barthélemy Boganda, Cecil B. DeMille, Sisavang Vong, and Ernest Bloch.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax ranks 1,056 out of 8,785Before him are Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), Inigo Jones (1573), Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900), Reginald Pole (1500), and Joseph Bell (1837). After him are Ron Dennis (1947), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Frank Lloyd (1886), Stephen Boyd (1931), Thomas Willis (1621), and Frank Oz (1944).

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