Michael Howard

1941 - Today

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Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne (born Michael Hecht; 7 July 1941) is a British politician who was Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2003 to December 2005. He previously held cabinet positions in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Employment, Secretary of State for the Environment and Home Secretary. Howard was born in Swansea to a Jewish family, his father from Romania and his mother from Wales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Howard has received more than 1,552,202 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Michael Howard is the 16,172nd most popular politician (down from 14,890th in 2019), the 4,673rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,376th in 2019) and the 554th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Michael Howard ranks 16,172 out of 19,576Before him are Alexander Volkov, Pany Yathotou, Tomás Gomensoro Albín, Arthur Fadden, Máximo Santos, and Alexander Dityatin. After him are Johan Sverdrup, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Sabri Boukadoum, Noureddine Bedoui, Nitzan Horowitz, and Bonfoh Abass.

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Among people born in 1941, Michael Howard ranks 533Before him are Jürgen Nöldner, Kaarlo Kangasniemi, Long John Baldry, Jean-Jacques Schuhl, Péter Balázs, and Adoor Gopalakrishnan. After him are Kim Eui-tae, Oja Kodar, Monika Maron, Tony Dunne, Horst Meyer, and Marty Riessen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Howard ranks 4,673 out of 8,785Before him are David Hampshire (1917), Charles Kent (1852), John McNally (1932), Stephen Leacock (1869), Lilian Gibbs (1870), and Bill Moggridge (1943). After him are Bunny Austin (1906), Jocelyn Pook (1960), Peter Warlock (1894), Martin Fowler (1963), Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1736), and Guy Chambers (1963).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Michael Howard ranks 554Before him are Malcolm MacDonald (1901), Lindsay Hoyle (1957), Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (1868), Adela Pankhurst (1885), Neil Kinnock (1942), and Robert Morris (1734). After him are Princess Claire of Belgium (1974), Charles Bradlaugh (1833), Tom Clarke (1858), Hugh Gaitskell (1906), Douglas Hurd (1930), and Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733).