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George Canning

1770 - 1827

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George Canning (11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827) was a British Tory statesman. He held various senior cabinet positions under numerous prime ministers, including two important terms as Foreign Secretary, finally becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the last 119 days of his life, from April to August 1827. The son of an actress and a failed businessman and lawyer, Canning was supported financially by his uncle, Stratford Canning, which allowed him to attend Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Canning has received more than 977,273 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). George Canning is the 5,436th most popular politician (down from 4,683rd in 2019), the 1,155th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,045th in 2019) and the 196th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, George Canning ranks 5,436 out of 15,577Before him are George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Gyula Horn, Solamish, Philip I, Count of Flanders, Nicomedes I of Bithynia, and Domitianus II. After him are Vikramaditya, Anytus, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Ida Haendel, Boris Pugo, and Canute II of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1770, George Canning ranks 20Before him are Theodoros Kolokotronis, Ferdinando Carulli, Pierre Cambronne, Thomas Johann Seebeck, Alexandre Pétion, and Manuel Belgrano. After him are Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano, Dominique Vandamme, Sequoyah, Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Jean Maximilien Lamarque, and François Étienne de Kellermann. Among people deceased in 1827, George Canning ranks 15Before him are Samuel Crompton, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, Ernst Chladni, Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt, and Wilhelm Müller. After him are Robert Surcouf, Michel-Gabriel Paccard, Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Thomas Rowlandson, Georgios Karaiskakis, and Charlotte von Stein.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Canning ranks 1,155 out of 7,765Before him are Evelyn Waugh (1903), Allen Carr (1934), James Black (1924), William Adelin (1103), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), and Jimmy Greaves (1940). After him are Leopold Stokowski (1882), Elizabeth Blount (1500), Paul Scofield (1922), Alfonso de Portago (1928), Glenn Hughes (1951), and Albert Hammond (1944).

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