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Harry Pollitt

1890 - 1960

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Harry Pollitt (22 November 1890 – 27 June 1960) was a British communist who served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) from July 1929 to September 1939 and again from 1941 until his death in 1960. Pollitt spent most of his life advocating communism. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist, Pollitt was an adherent particularly of Joseph Stalin even after Stalin's death and disavowal by Nikita Khrushchev. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Pollitt has received more than 210,375 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Harry Pollitt is the 16,280th most popular politician (down from 14,069th in 2019), the 5,085th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,568th in 2019) and the 603rd most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Harry Pollitt ranks 16,280 out of 15,577Before him are Morcar, Richard A. Falk, Wade Hampton III, Žarko Varajić, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, and Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré. After him are Maneka Gandhi, Carl Levin, Cristóbal Montoro, Maria do Carmo Silveira, Patricia Espinosa, and Zehava Gal-On.

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Among people born in 1890, Harry Pollitt ranks 217Before him are Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez, Angelo Zorzi, Fred M. Vinson, May Allison, Clara Kimball Young, and Frank Forde. After him are Marjorie Main, Marc Connelly, Edmund Lowe, Willie Applegarth, Wheeler Oakman, and Frank Murphy. Among people deceased in 1960, Harry Pollitt ranks 210Before him are Clara Kimball Young, Dora Marsden, Walter Catlett, Johnny Thomson, Charlie Buchan, and Kathlyn Williams. After him are Jimmy Bryan, J. H. C. Whitehead, Rudolf Degermark, Phyllis Haver, Hope Emerson, and John P. Marquand.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harry Pollitt ranks 5,085 out of 7,765Before him are William Gott (1897), Vince Cable (1943), John Lombe (1693), Curtis Jones (2001), Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (1997), and Gerry Byrne (1938). After him are Greg Wise (1966), John Butler Yeats (1839), Jenny Beavan (1950), Rupert Hine (1947), Mo Hayder (1962), and Christopher Fry (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harry Pollitt ranks 603Before him are Erskine Childers (1870), Walter Rutherford (1857), James McHenry (1753), Jo Cox (1974), Eric Bristow (1957), and Vince Cable (1943). After him are Donald Dewar (1937), David Davis (1948), George Lansbury (1859), Paul Radmilovic (1886), Nick Leeson (1967), and David Kelly (1944).