John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

1792 - 1878

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, (18 August 1792 – 28 May 1878), known by his courtesy title Lord John Russell before 1861, was a British Whig and Liberal statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1852 and again from 1865 to 1866. The third son of the 6th Duke of Bedford, Russell was educated at Westminster School and Edinburgh University before entering Parliament in 1813. In 1828 he took a leading role in the repeal of the Test Acts which discriminated against Catholics and Protestant dissenters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Russell, 1st Earl Russell has received more than 705,860 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). John Russell, 1st Earl Russell is the 5,426th most popular politician (up from 5,992nd in 2019), the 1,200th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,256th in 2019) and the 198th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell ranks 5,426 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, Horace Walpole, Pharnaces I of Pontus, Amadeus II, Count of Savoy, Borrell II, Count of Barcelona, and Balak. After him are Psammuthes, Hugo Banzer, Lajos Batthyány, George Clinton, Tervel of Bulgaria, and Dino Grandi.

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Among people born in 1792, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell ranks 20Before him are Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, Matteo Carcassi, Johann Peter Eckermann, Victor Cousin, and Francisco de Paula Santander. After him are John Bowring, Carlos Antonio López, Gustav Schwab, Francisco Morazán, Joseph Mohr, and Mangas Coloradas. Among people deceased in 1878, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell ranks 24Before him are Mercedes of Orléans, Henri Victor Regnault, Carl von Rokitansky, Elias Magnus Fries, Robert Stirling, and Carlo Blasis. After him are Mariam Baouardy, Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier, Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Mindon Min, Anna Sewell, and Crawford Long.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell ranks 1,200 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Recorde (1512), Jeremy Clarkson (1960), Eddie Redmayne (1982), Walafrid Strabo (808), Horace Walpole (1717), and Jill Ireland (1936). After him are Emily Watson (1967), William Walton (1902), Jeffrey Archer (1940), Bill Ward (1948), Edward Lear (1812), and R. G. Collingwood (1889).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell ranks 198Before him are John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504), Daniel Burley Woolfall (1852), William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520), Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1869), Joan of Kent (1328), and Horace Walpole (1717). After him are Jeffrey Archer (1940), Domnall mac Ailpín (812), Louis Lucien Bonaparte (1813), Robert Clive (1725), Princess Hélène of Orléans (1871), and Thomas Gresham (1519).