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Harold Wilson

1916 - 1995

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James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom twice, from October 1964 to June 1970, and again from March 1974 to April 1976. He was the Leader of the Labour Party from 1963 to 1976, and was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1945 to 1983. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Wilson has received more than 11,778,331 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Harold Wilson is the 962nd most popular politician (down from 784th in 2019), the 237th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 203rd in 2019) and the 48th most popular British Politician.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and again from 1974 to 1976. He is most famous for his term as Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970, during which he oversaw the UK's entry into the European Economic Community, a precursor to the European Union.

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Among politicians, Harold Wilson ranks 962 out of 15,577Before him are Philip III of Macedon, Andrew Johnson, Sauli Niinistö, Emperor Yao, George Marshall, and Astyages. After him are Kayqubad I, Gediminas, Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, James I of Aragon, Guangxu Emperor, and Peter II of Yugoslavia.

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Among people born in 1916, Harold Wilson ranks 13Before him are Aldo Moro, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Olivia de Havilland, Roald Dahl, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Claude Shannon. After him are Ahmed Ben Bella, Herbert A. Simon, João Havelange, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Hans Eysenck, and Yehudi Menuhin. Among people deceased in 1995, Harold Wilson ranks 5Before him are Yitzhak Rabin, Gilles Deleuze, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Emil Cioran. After him are Emmanuel Levinas, Michael Ende, Eugene Wigner, Konrad Zuse, Gunnar Nordahl, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Mikhail Botvinnik.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Wilson ranks 237 out of 7,765Before him are Francis Galton (1822), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Peter O'Toole (1932), Lemmy (1945), and Roger Penrose (1931). After him are Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), John Law (1671), Ken Loach (1936), and Alexander Selkirk (1676).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harold Wilson ranks 48Before him are Charles II of England (1630), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Arthur Henderson (1863), Harold Godwinson (1022), James V of Scotland (1512), and Benjamin Disraeli (1804). After him are Clement Attlee (1883), Randal Cremer (1828), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), Edmund I (921), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), and David Lloyd George (1863).