James Callaghan

1912 - 2005

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Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, ( KAL-ə-han; 27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), commonly known as Jim Callaghan, was a British statesman and politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980. Callaghan is the only person to have held all four Great Offices of State, having served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1964 to 1967, Home Secretary from 1967 to 1970 and Foreign Secretary from 1974 to 1976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Callaghan has received more than 4,913,998 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). James Callaghan is the 2,248th most popular politician (down from 1,972nd in 2019), the 491st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 457th in 2019) and the 85th most popular British Politician.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. He is most famous for being in charge of the country when it faced a major economic crisis.

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Over the past year James Callaghan has had the most page views in the with 481,649 views, followed by Spanish (32,623), and French (26,969). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Macedonian (207.73%), Anglo-Saxon (161.67%), and Kurdish (Kurmanji) (115.78%)


Among politicians, James Callaghan ranks 2,248 out of 19,576Before him are Childeric II, Bahram V, José Manuel Barroso, William IV, Prince of Orange, Khieu Samphan, and Ma Chao. After him are Hermann Müller, Radu cel Frumos, Hermann von Salza, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Géza I of Hungary, and Tiglath-Pileser III.

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Among people born in 1912, James Callaghan ranks 27Before him are Chuck Jones, Hanna Reitsch, Gene Kelly, Adolf Galland, Sergiu Celibidache, and Robert Doisneau. After him are Konrad Emil Bloch, Lawrence Durrell, Karl Malden, Edward Mills Purcell, Juan Pujol García, and Leonid Kantorovich. Among people deceased in 2005, James Callaghan ranks 25Before him are Zdzisław Beksiński, Jack Kilby, Joseph Rotblat, Aslan Maskhadov, Sister Lúcia, and Saul Bellow. After him are Anne Bancroft, Ernst Mayr, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Pat Morita, George F. Kennan, and Lucien Laurent.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Callaghan ranks 491 out of 8,785Before him are John Smith (1580), John Dowland (1563), John Cleese (1939), Martin Amis (1949), George Everest (1790), and Ernest Thompson Seton (1860). After him are Thomas Carlyle (1795), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Henry Hudson (1570), Trevor Howard (1913), James I of Scotland (1394), and Richard Branson (1950).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James Callaghan ranks 85Before him are Austen Chamberlain (1863), Edward the Martyr (962), Julia Gillard (1961), Eadred (923), Æthelflæd (869), and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545). After him are James I of Scotland (1394), James IV of Scotland (1473), Gordon Brown (1951), Henry the Young King (1155), William Wilberforce (1759), and Ælla of Northumbria (800).