John Profumo

1915 - 2006

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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 2,054,839 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). John Profumo is the 6,921st most popular politician (up from 7,340th in 2019), the 1,504th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,534th in 2019) and the 245th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, John Profumo ranks 6,921 out of 15,710Before him are Arthur II, Duke of Brittany, Tai Wu, Kim Jae-ryong, Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus, Jürgen Moltmann, and Gaius Cassius Longinus Varus. After him are Imran Khan, Nitobe Inazō, Theodore of Corsica, Michael II Komnenos Doukas, Alejandro Lerroux, and Lucius Gellius Publicola.

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Among people born in 1915, John Profumo ranks 78Before him are Hanns Martin Schleyer, J. C. R. Licklider, Liisi Oterma, Tadeusz Kantor, Ross Macdonald, and Geraldine of Albania. After him are Prince George William of Hanover, Kiyosi Itô, Arsenio Erico, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Monroe, and Lorne Greene. Among people deceased in 2006, John Profumo ranks 95Before him are Elias Hrawi, María Capovilla, Anna Moffo, Rudolf Vrba, Ferenc Bene, and Coretta Scott King. After him are Prince George William of Hanover, Silva Kaputikyan, Peter Norman, Billy Preston, Peter Boyle, and Óscar Míguez.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Profumo ranks 1,504 out of 6,924Before him are Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), Peter Barlow (1776), Gemma Jones (1942), Ralph Richardson (1902), Olaf Stapledon (1886), and Elsa Lanchester (1902). After him are Elias Ashmole (1617), Tony Sheridan (1940), Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944), John William Godward (1861), Seal (1963), and Cuthbert (635).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John Profumo ranks 245Before him are Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1693), Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), Fletcher Christian (1764), Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883), Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774), and Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373). After him are Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944), Warren Hastings (1732), Spencer Perceval (1762), Emma Darwin (1808), Martin Rees (1942), and Andrew Bertie (1929).