John Profumo

1915 - 2006

John Profumo

John Dennis Profumo, CBE, OBE (Mil.) ( prə-FEW-moh; 30 January 1915 – 9 March 2006) was a British politician whose career ended in 1963 after a sexual relationship with the 19-year-old model Christine Keeler in 1961. The scandal, which became known as the Profumo affair, led to his resignation from the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan. After his resignation, Profumo worked as a volunteer at Toynbee Hall, a charity in East London, and became its chief fundraiser. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Profumo has received more than 1,622,569 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7,391st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, John Profumo ranks 7,348 out of 14,801Before him are Amyrtaeus, Ngô Đình Nhu, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, Kleitias, Yuriko, Princess Mikasa, and Senjūrō Hayashi. After him are Daniel O'Connell, Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, Eucleidas, Sālote Tupou III, An Shigao, and Osorkon III.

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Among people born in 1915, John Profumo ranks 90Before him are Ross Macdonald, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Alicia Rhett, Willie Dixon, Piet de Jong, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. After him are André Frossard, C. W. Ceram, Paul Castellano, Lorne Greene, Arsenio Erico, and Kon Ichikawa. Among people deceased in 2006, John Profumo ranks 93Before him are Silva Kaputikyan, Ibolya Csák, Zoia Ceaușescu, Seymour Martin Lipset, Paul Marcinkus, and Joe Rosenthal. After him are Elias Hrawi, Ferenc Bene, Shin Sang-ok, William Auld, Milan Babić, and Valentín Paniagua.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Profumo ranks 1,534 out of 5,347Before him are George Grenville (1712), Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862), John Smeaton (1724), John Martin (1789), Matthew Flinders (1774), and John Muir (1838). After him are John Baskerville (1706), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), Malcolm Lowry (1909), Tom Sharpe (1928), Havelock Ellis (1859), and Thomas Hill Green (1836).

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