John Hume

1937 - 2020

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John Hume (18 January 1937 – 3 August 2020) was an Irish nationalist politician from Northern Ireland, widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the recent political history of Ireland, as one of the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process. A native of Derry, he was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and served as its second leader from 1979 to 2001. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hume has received more than 1,007,637 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). John Hume is the 9,350th most popular politician (down from 6,583rd in 2019), the 1,950th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,443rd in 2019) and the 311th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, John Hume ranks 9,350 out of 15,577Before him are Haim Bar-Lev, Şükrü Saracoğlu, Bujar Nishani, Johannes van den Bosch, Rurik Rostislavich, and Michel Micombero. After him are Gessius Florus, Michael Krešimir II of Croatia, Zheng Keshuang, Prince Koreyasu, John I, Duke of Saxony, and Srinagarindra.

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Among people born in 1937, John Hume ranks 172Before him are Dick Dale, Waylon Jennings, Carlos Westendorp, Joe Viterelli, Jay Rockefeller, and Lusine Zakaryan. After him are Audrys Bačkis, Ron Carter, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Andrés Gimeno, Sami Frey, and Don Bluth. Among people deceased in 2020, John Hume ranks 184Before him are Ken Shimura, Shere Hite, Vittorio Gregotti, Stanisław Kania, Flavio Cotti, and Jack Charlton. After him are McCoy Tyner, David Stern, Rhonda Fleming, Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, Fou Ts'ong, and Mohammad-Reza Shajarian.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Hume ranks 1,950 out of 7,765Before him are Captain Tom (1920), Benedict Wong (1971), Michelle Fairley (1964), Kay Parker (1944), John Christopher (1922), and Jack Charlton (1935). After him are Roderick Murchison (1792), William Ernest Henley (1849), Nehemiah Grew (1641), Michael Byrne (1943), Andrew Irvine (1902), and Ken Tyrrell (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John Hume ranks 311Before him are Ine of Wessex (700), John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859), Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847), Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776), Martin Rees (1942), and Bobby Sands (1954). After him are Ken Tyrrell (1924), Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots (1404), Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild (1840), Louisa Adams (1775), Caratacus (15), and Mother Shipton (1488).