Ian Paisley

1926 - 2014

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Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside (6 April 1926 – 12 September 2014) was a Northern Irish loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader who served as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) from 1971 to 2008 and First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2007 to 2008. He became a Protestant evangelical minister in 1946 and remained one for the rest of his life. In 1951 he co-founded the fundamentalist Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster and was its leader until 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Paisley has received more than 1,562,013 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Ian Paisley is the 10,368th most popular politician (down from 8,518th in 2019), the 2,383rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,798th in 2019) and the 362nd most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Ian Paisley ranks 10,368 out of 15,710Before him are Oscar Torp, Albert Pintat, Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Richard Ratsimandrava, King Lie of Zhou, and Marcus Valerius Volusus. After him are John Boland, Jorge Pacheco Areco, Sanghamitta, Abdyl Frashëri, Matthew Hopkins, and Augusto B. Leguía.

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Among people born in 1926, Ian Paisley ranks 216Before him are Alfred Pfaff, Nikita Simonyan, Julio César Britos, Mahasweta Devi, Bal Thackeray, and Clifford Husbands. After him are Jon Vickers, Edgar Hilsenrath, Miguel Obando y Bravo, Stanley Cavell, Marian Jaworski, and Theo Adam. Among people deceased in 2014, Ian Paisley ranks 162Before him are Carmelo Simeone, Michael Sata, Jeremy Thorpe, Knut Nystedt, James R. Schlesinger, and Ryhor Baradulin. After him are Jean Béliveau, Glen A. Larson, Simin Behbahani, James Rebhorn, Josep Maria Subirachs, and Jaime Lusinchi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Paisley ranks 2,383 out of 6,924Before him are Barry Morse (1918), Mick Ronson (1946), William Elford Leach (1791), Wulfhere of Mercia (650), Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864), and William Hunter (1718). After him are Richard Christopher Carrington (1826), Matthew Hopkins (1620), Clive Sinclair (1940), Josephine Tey (1896), Terry-Thomas (1911), and Cyril Jackson (1903).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Ian Paisley ranks 362Before him are Prince Maurice of Battenberg (1891), Henry Ireton (1611), Llywelyn the Great (1173), William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst (1773), Ernest Bevin (1881), and Wulfhere of Mercia (650). After him are Matthew Hopkins (1620), Dionysios Kasdaglis (1872), Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874), Ken Livingstone (1945), Charles James Fox (1749), and Thomas Fairfax (1612).

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