Harold Wilson

1916 - 1995

Harold Wilson

James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976. Entering Parliament in 1945, Wilson was appointed a parliamentary secretary in the Attlee ministry and rose quickly through the ministerial ranks; he became Secretary for Overseas Trade in 1947 and was elevated to Cabinet shortly thereafter as President of the Board of Trade. In opposition to the next Conservative government, he served as Shadow Chancellor (1955–1961) and Shadow Foreign Secretary (1961–1963). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Wilson has received more than 6,937,990 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,202nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Harold Wilson ranks 2,186 out of 14,801Before him are Ahmad Shah Durrani, Sobekneferu, Nadab of Israel, Marinus van der Lubbe, Crispus, and Clovis IV. After him are Anastasia Romanovna, Faustina the Younger, Babrak Karmal, Lugal-zage-si, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and François Darlan.

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Among people born in 1916, Harold Wilson ranks 23Before him are João Havelange, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Maurice Wilkins, Camilo José Cela, Alexander Prokhorov, and Vitaly Ginzburg. After him are Jean Dausset, Robert McNamara, Robert F. Furchgott, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Sune Bergström, and C. Wright Mills. Among people deceased in 1995, Harold Wilson ranks 23Before him are Lana Turner, Fred Perry, Siad Barre, Aziz Nesin, William Alfred Fowler, and Ginger Rogers. After him are Patricia Highsmith, Louis Malle, Teresa Teng, Ernest Walton, Don Cherry, and Hugo Pratt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Wilson ranks 518 out of 5,347Before him are Charlie Watts (1941), Karl Pearson (1857), Antony Hewish (1924), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Tom Jones (1940), and Jean Simmons (1929). After him are Banksy (1970), George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Chris Slade (1946), David Brewster (1781), Charles Laughton (1899), and James Hutton (1726).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harold Wilson ranks 91Before him are Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), Gordon Brown (1951), Nigel Farage (1964), Austen Chamberlain (1863), and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767). After him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Robert Peel (1788), John Major (1943), Edmund Ironside (993), Marie of Romania (1875), and Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453).