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 118 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 609,816 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). George Canning is the 4,689th most popular politician (up from 5,062nd in 2019), the 1,045th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,075th in 2019) and the 174th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, George Canning ranks 4,689 out of 15,710Before him are Edward Bulwer-Lytton, John George IV, Elector of Saxony, Lucius Mummius Achaicus, Ivan Asen I of Bulgaria, Ashot I of Armenia, and Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon. After him are Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Emperor Yōmei, Sin-Muballit, Peter Delyan, and Georg von Hertling.

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Among people born in 1770, George Canning ranks 22Before him are Thomas Johann Seebeck, Sequoyah, Pierre Cambronne, Alexandre Pétion, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Jean Maximilien Lamarque. After him are Dominique Vandamme, Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano, Alexandre Brongniart, François Étienne de Kellermann, Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, and Princess Maria Christina of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1827, George Canning ranks 12Before him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Wilhelm Hauff, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, and Samuel Crompton. After him are Ernst Chladni, Wilhelm Müller, Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt, Robert Surcouf, Michel-Gabriel Paccard, and Thomas Rowlandson.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Canning ranks 1,045 out of 6,924Before him are Karl Jenkins (1944), Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803), John Russell Hind (1823), Stewart Granger (1913), Alexander R. Todd (1907), and Thomas Chatterton (1752). After him are Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (1156), Kevin Keegan (1951), Mike Newell (1942), Eric Idle (1943), Robert Shaw (1927), and Flinders Petrie (1853).

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