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Josep Borrell

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Josep Borrell Fontelles (Western Catalan: [ʒoˈzɛb boˈreʎ fonˈteʎes]; born 24 April 1947) is a Spanish politician serving as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy since 1 December 2019. A member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he served as President of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2007 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in the Government of Spain from 2018 to 2019. Born and raised in the Catalan village of La Pobla de Segur, Borrell is an aeronautical engineer and economist by training as well as professor of mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josep Borrell has received more than 881,382 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Josep Borrell is the 993rd most popular politician (up from 1,911th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Spain (up from 162nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Spanish Politician.

Josep Borrell is most famous for being the president of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2007.

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  • 10.53

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  • 2.39

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Among politicians, Josep Borrell ranks 993 out of 15,577Before him are Zoë Porphyrogenita, Phocas, 5th Dalai Lama, Muhammad II of Khwarazm, Clement Attlee, and George II of Greece. After him are Alauddin Khalji, Leo VI the Wise, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Justinian II, Gudea, and John I Tzimiskes.

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Among people born in 1947, Josep Borrell ranks 14Before him are Brian May, Brian Johnson, James Hunt, Florentino Pérez, Dilma Rousseff, and Mario Draghi. After him are Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, O. J. Simpson, Michael Porter, Takeshi Kitano, and Paul Auster.

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Among people born in Spain, Josep Borrell ranks 79 out of 2,932Before him are Muhammad XII of Granada (1459), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475), Alfonso XII of Spain (1857), Abbas ibn Firnas (810), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), and José Ortega y Gasset (1883). After him are Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba (1507), Alfonso VI of León and Castile (1040), Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (1528), Al-Zahrawi (936), Ramón Mercader (1913), and Isaac Albéniz (1860).


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