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 was 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 10,471,883 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Harold Wilson is the 785th most popular politician (up from 2,185th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 518th in 2019) and the 42nd 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 785 out of 15,710Before him are Simon of Cyrene, Petronius Maximus, Chaim Weizmann, Enver Pasha, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, and Béla IV of Hungary. After him are James V of Scotland, Childeric I, Baudouin of Belgium, Zeno, Kurt von Schleicher, and John III of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1916, Harold Wilson ranks 10Before him are Roald Dahl, Gregory Peck, Francis Crick, Elena Ceaușescu, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Lyudmila Pavlichenko. After him are Aldo Moro, Hans Eysenck, Claude Shannon, Ahmed Ben Bella, Herbert A. Simon, and Ferruccio Lamborghini. Among people deceased in 1995, Harold Wilson ranks 5Before him are Yitzhak Rabin, Gilles Deleuze, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Emil Cioran. After him are Michael Ende, Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, Mikhail Botvinnik, Anatoly Dyatlov, Gunnar Nordahl, and Dean Martin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Wilson ranks 203 out of 6,924Before him are Ben Kingsley (1943), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Wordsworth (1770), Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Stan Laurel (1890), and Jason Statham (1967). After him are Henrietta of England (1644), James V of Scotland (1512), William Ramsay (1852), Saint Ursula (400), Edmond Halley (1656), and Anna Wintour (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harold Wilson ranks 42Before him are Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Olav V of Norway (1903), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Henry III of England (1207), Boudica (33), and Henry I of England (1068). After him are James V of Scotland (1512), Ælla of Northumbria (800), Charles II of England (1630), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), and Arthur Henderson (1863).