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, Major served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the third Thatcher government. Major was born in St Helier, London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Major has received more than 6,150,797 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). John Major is the 3,432nd most popular politician (down from 2,247th in 2019), the 786th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 531st in 2019) and the 136th 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 3,432 out of 15,710Before him are William Penn, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Döme Sztójay, Jacob De la Gardie, Florian Geyer, and Kyösti Kallio. After him are Wim Duisenberg, Ramiro I of Aragon, Filippo Maria Visconti, Emperor Huan of Han, Chandragupta II, and Leopold VI, Duke of Austria.

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Among people born in 1943, John Major ranks 63Before him are Helmut Marko, Jean-Louis Tauran, Wolfgang Overath, Esma Redžepova, Neale Donald Walsch, and Chevy Chase. After him are Billie Jean King, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ralph M. Steinman, Yohji Yamamoto, Ken Thompson, and Joni Mitchell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Major ranks 786 out of 6,924Before him are Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), John Gielgud (1904), Ian Paice (1948), Derek Jacobi (1938), and William Penn (1645). After him are P. D. James (1920), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Honor Blackman (1925), Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), Danny Boyle (1956), and Thomas Mun (1571).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John Major ranks 136Before him are Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868), James Macpherson (1736), Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (1915), Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764), Guthrum (830), and William Penn (1645). After him are Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), David Cameron (1966), Malcolm III of Scotland (1031), Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), Duncan I of Scotland (1001), and Richard of Cornwall (1209).