Gough Whitlam

1916 - 2014

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Edward Gough Whitlam (; 11 July 1916 – 21 October 2014) was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975. The longest-serving leader of the Australian Labor Party, he was removed as prime minister after controversially being dismissed by the governor-general of Australia, Sir John Kerr, at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gough Whitlam has received more than 1,349,450 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Gough Whitlam is the 11,721st most popular politician (down from 11,265th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Australia (down from 131st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Australian Politician.

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Among politicians, Gough Whitlam ranks 11,721 out of 15,710Before him are Jørgen Løvland, Apama II, Georges Theunis, Alexander Maltsev, Han Zheng, and Zalmay Khalilzad. After him are B. D. Jatti, Edward Osóbka-Morawski, Vladimir Potanin, Sobekhotep VIII, Tariq al-Hashimi, and Mohammad Mirmohammadi.

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Among people born in 1916, Gough Whitlam ranks 168Before him are Dorothy McGuire, Torsten Hägerstrand, Halet Çambel, Einar Englund, Ralph Nelson, and Robert Charpentier. After him are Arnoldo Foà, Irwin Allen, Charles F. Hockett, Yekaterina Zelenko, Nelly Landry, and Ángel Suquía Goicoechea. Among people deceased in 2014, Gough Whitlam ranks 236Before him are Warren Clarke, György Lázár, Billie Whitelaw, Simón Díaz, Bernard Agré, and Pino Cerami. After him are Arnoldo Foà, Pierre Bec, Mohammed Fahim, Brian Hart, Frankie Knuckles, and Stefan Bozhkov.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Gough Whitlam ranks 148 out of 790Before him are Radha Mitchell (1973), Eliza Taylor (1989), Robert Stigwood (1934), Scott Morrison (1968), Rose Byrne (1979), and Poppy Montgomery (1972). After him are Ben Mendelsohn (1969), Edmund Barton (1849), Mia Wasikowska (1989), Malcolm Turnbull (1954), Daniel Ricciardo (1989), and Ian Thorpe (1982).

Among POLITICIANS In Australia

Among politicians born in Australia, Gough Whitlam ranks 10Before him are David Hurley (1953), Bob Hawke (1929), Kevin Rudd (1957), Dawn Fraser (1937), Robert Menzies (1894), and Scott Morrison (1968). After him are Edmund Barton (1849), Malcolm Turnbull (1954), Malcolm Fraser (1930), Quentin Bryce (1942), William McMahon (1908), and Gerald Patterson (1895).