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Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

1678 - 1751

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Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (; 16 September 1678 – 12 December 1751) was an English politician, government official and political philosopher. He was a leader of the Tories, and supported the Church of England politically despite his antireligious views and opposition to theology. He supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 which sought to overthrow the new king George I. Escaping to France he became foreign minister for the Pretender. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke has received more than 253,018 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke is the 944th most popular philosopher (down from 913th in 2019), the 2,440th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,395th in 2019) and the 61st most popular Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke ranks 944 out of 1,081Before him are Thrasyllus of Mendes, Gabriel Biel, Wei Yuan, Ajita Kesakambali, Édouard Le Roy, and Lysander Spooner. After him are Critolaus, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Samuel Alexander, Ogyū Sorai, Gargi Vachaknavi, and Olof Celsius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1678, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke ranks 12Before him are Filippo Juvarra, Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma, Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Peter Lacy, Adrien Maurice de Noailles, and Jakob Hermann. After him is Pierre Raymond de Montmort. Among people deceased in 1751, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke ranks 17Before him are Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Robert Maynard, Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle, Nicola Salvi, and János Pálffy. After him are John Machin, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, Henri François d'Aguesseau, George Graham, and Benjamin Robins.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke ranks 2,440 out of 7,765Before him are L. S. Lowry (1887), Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954), Nancy Mitford (1904), Ronald Neame (1911), William Cowper (1731), and Ceol of Wessex (600). After him are James Galway (1939), John Machin (1680), Paul Davies (1946), Anabella Drummond (1350), Jon Finch (1942), and Nicky Hopkins (1944).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke ranks 61Before him are F. H. Bradley (1846), Michael Dummett (1925), J. M. E. McTaggart (1866), Samuel Clarke (1675), Frederick Copleston (1907), and John Hick (1922). After him are Richard Swinburne (1934), Carole Pateman (1940), Anna Kingsford (1846), Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet (1788), Martin Lings (1909), and Hector Boece (1465).