John Major

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Sir John Major (born 29 March 1943) is a British former politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997. He previously held Cabinet positions under prime minister Margaret Thatcher, his last as chancellor of the Exchequer from 1989 to 1990. Major was Member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon, formerly Huntingdonshire, from 1979 to 2001. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Major has received more than 10,116,593 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). John Major is the 133rd most popular politician (up from 145th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 51st in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Politician.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997. He is most famous for his role in the Northern Ireland peace process.

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Over the past year John Major has had the most page views in the with 1,077,069 views, followed by Spanish (91,663), and French (73,500). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Waray (473.68%), Galician (102.94%), and Upper Sorbian (63.32%)


Among politicians, John Major ranks 133 out of 19,576Before him are Cyrus the Great, Philip II of Macedon, Hermann Göring, Philip IV of France, Clovis I, and Murad I. After him are Herod the Great, Isabella I of Castile, Murad II, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, David Ben-Gurion, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Among people born in 1943, John Major ranks 4Before him are Mick Jagger, Robert De Niro, and Janis Joplin. After him are Lech Wałęsa, Toto Cutugno, Julio Iglesias, Catherine Deneuve, Jim Morrison, George Harrison, Bobby Fischer, and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Major ranks 42 out of 8,785Before him are Robert Hooke (1635), David Hume (1711), Mary I of England (1516), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), and John Lennon (1940). After him are John Dalton (1766), Bertrand Russell (1872), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), and Richard Burton (1925).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John Major ranks 10Before him are William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard I of England (1157), Mary II of England (1662), Margaret Thatcher (1925), and Mary I of England (1516). After him are Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Olav V of Norway (1903), Edward Heath (1916), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), and Alfred the Great (849).