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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, and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon, formerly Huntingdonshire, from 1979 to 2001. Prior to becoming prime minister, he served as Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer in the third Thatcher government. Having left school a day before turning sixteen, Major was elected to Lambeth London Borough Council in 1968, and a decade later to parliament, where he held several junior government positions, including Parliamentary Private Secretary and assistant whip. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Major has received more than 8,766,281 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). John Major is the 147th most popular politician (up from 3,427th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 786th 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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Among politicians, John Major ranks 147 out of 15,577Before him are Augusto Pinochet, Hulagu Khan, Richard Nixon, Osman II, Vespasian, and Joseph Goebbels. After him are Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Oliver Cromwell, Simón Bolívar, Cardinal Richelieu, Lech Wałęsa, and Maximilien Robespierre.

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Among people born in 1943, John Major ranks 3Before him are Robert De Niro and Janis Joplin. After him are Lech Wałęsa, Julio Iglesias, Jim Morrison, Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Tate, Mick Jagger, Bobby Fischer, Queen Silvia of Sweden, and George Harrison.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Major ranks 51 out of 7,765Before him are Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), Daniel Defoe (1660), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), David Ricardo (1772), and Charles, Prince of Wales (1948). After him are Oliver Cromwell (1599), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred the Great (849), Cecil Rhodes (1853), John Stuart Mill (1806), and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John Major ranks 10Before him are Richard III of England (1452), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), Richard I of England (1157), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), and Mary II of England (1662). After him are Oliver Cromwell (1599), Alfred the Great (849), Henry VII of England (1457), George VI (1895), Edward VI of England (1537), and James VI and I (1566).