Margaret Thatcher

1925 - 2013

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Thatcher has received more than 28,350,655 page views. Her biography is available in 136 different languages on Wikipedia. Margaret Thatcher is the 85th most popular politician (down from 79th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 27th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Politician.

Margaret Thatcher is most famous for being the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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Among politicians, Margaret Thatcher ranks 85 out of 15,710Before her are Mehmed the Conqueror, Louis XV of France, Osman I, Selim I, James K. Polk, and Henry IV of France. After her are Heinrich Himmler, Ashoka, Mary II of England, Hadrian, Tiberius, and Darius the Great.

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Among people born in 1925, Margaret Thatcher ranks 2Before her is Malcolm X. After her are Pol Pot, Richard Burton, Gilles Deleuze, Yukio Mishima, Paul Newman, Patrice Lumumba, Albert Bandura, Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, and Alija Izetbegović. Among people deceased in 2013, Margaret Thatcher ranks 2Before her is Nelson Mandela. After her are Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Hugo Chávez, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Peter O'Toole, Paul Walker, Joan Fontaine, Jorge Rafael Videla, and Frederick Sanger.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher ranks 32 out of 6,924Before her are James Cook (1728), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), John Lennon (1940), Mary I of England (1516), Alexander Fleming (1881), and Arthur Conan Doyle (1859). After her are David Hume (1711), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Mary II of England (1662), Daniel Defoe (1660), Jane Austen (1775), and James Prescott Joule (1818).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher ranks 8Before her are Winston Churchill (1874), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard III of England (1452), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Richard I of England (1157), and Mary I of England (1516). After her are Mary II of England (1662), Henry V of England (1386), Alfred the Great (849), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Edward VI of England (1537), and George VI (1895).