George Hadley

1685 - 1768

George Hadley

George Hadley (12 February 1685 – 28 June 1768) was an English lawyer and amateur meteorologist who proposed the atmospheric mechanism by which the trade winds are sustained, which is now named in his honour as Hadley circulation. As a key factor in ensuring that European sailing vessels reached North American shores, understanding the trade winds was becoming a matter of great importance at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Hadley has received more than 36,599 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular lawyer.

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Among lawyers, George Hadley ranks 41 out of 49Before him are Alan Dershowitz, William Rehnquist, Clarence Darrow, Navi Pillay, Louis Brandeis, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.. After him are Lawrence Lessig, Michael Cohen, Wendell Willkie, Louise Arbour, A. V. Dicey, and Scooter Libby.

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Among people born in 1685, George Hadley ranks 17Before him are John Gay, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, William Kent, Dominikus Zimmermann, Farrukhsiyar, and Francesco Loredan.  Among people deceased in 1768, George Hadley ranks 16Before him are Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Francesco Maria Veracini, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Michel Blavet, François de Cuvilliés, and Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Hadley ranks 3,041 out of 5,347Before him are Tom Conti (1941), Emil Voigt (1883), Lee Kerslake (null), Tony Abbott (1957), Eric Gill (1882), and John Curry (1949). After him are Marina Sirtis (1955), Anthony Head (1954), Beatrice Webb (1858), J. J. C. Smart (1920), Antony Gormley (1950), and Liam Howlett (1971).

Among LAWYERS In United Kingdom

Among lawyers born in United Kingdom, George Hadley ranks 3Before him are Peter Benenson (1921) and William Blackstone (1723).