James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin

1811 - 1863

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James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine, (20 July 1811 – 20 November 1863) was a British colonial administrator and diplomat. He served as Governor of Jamaica (1842–1846), Governor General of the Province of Canada (1847–1854), and Viceroy of India (1862–1863). In 1857, he was appointed High Commissioner and Plenipotentiary in China and the Far East to assist in the process of opening up China and Japan to Western trade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin has received more than 331,684 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin is the 10,866th most popular politician (up from 12,304th in 2019), the 2,319th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,273rd in 2019) and the 366th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin ranks 10,866 out of 15,577Before him are Henry XV, Duke of Bavaria, Delfim Moreira, Chremonides, Margaret of Nevers, Ollanta Humala, and Ælfthryth, Countess of Flanders. After him are Boris Pankin, Maria of Trebizond, Pietro Participazio, Winthrop Rockefeller, Conrad, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, and Raymond-Roupen.

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Among people born in 1811, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin ranks 44Before him are Joseph Cafasso, William Robert Grove, Karl Gutzkow, J. C. Jacobsen, John William Draper, and Peter Julian Eymard. After him are Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Sakuma Shōzan, Horace Greeley, Prince Adalbert of Prussia, Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler, and Giulia Grisi. Among people deceased in 1863, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin ranks 28Before him are Eilhard Mitscherlich, Auguste Bravais, Peter Andreas Munch, Kamehameha IV, Giovanni Battista Amici, and Alexander Karl, Duke of Anhalt-Bernburg. After him are Robert Gould Shaw, Edward Robinson, Ignacio Comonfort, August Beer, Michel Garicoïts, and Giuseppe Gioachino Belli.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin ranks 2,319 out of 7,765Before him are Charles Kingsley (1819), Maryam d'Abo (1960), Branwell Brontë (1817), John Foxe (1516), David Mumford (1937), and Ælfthryth, Countess of Flanders (877). After him are Steve Jones (1955), Tony Judt (1948), Paul Young (1956), Ernest Marsden (1889), Delroy Lindo (1952), and Prince Maurice of Battenberg (1891).

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