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Michael Portillo

1953 - Today

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Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo (; born 26 May 1953) is a British journalist, broadcaster, and former Conservative politician. His broadcast series include railway documentaries such as Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Portillo has received more than 5,475,156 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Portillo is the 13,952nd most popular politician (down from 13,234th in 2019), the 3,524th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,889th in 2019) and the 479th most popular British Politician.

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  • 3.53

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Among politicians, Michael Portillo ranks 13,952 out of 15,577Before him are Karandash, Yasushi Akashi, José María Castro Madriz, Pascual Madoz, Manuel Merino, and Numa Droz. After him are David Padilla, Pedro Vélez, Ceolwulf I of Mercia, Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, and Georgi Atanasov.

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Among people born in 1953, Michael Portillo ranks 283Before him are Eric Bogosian, Ching Siu-tung, Eleonora Giorgi, Katarina Frostenson, Elaine Chao, and Lesley Nicol. After him are Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Steve Jackson, Peter Schreyer, Jan Kjærstad, Yuri Bashmet, and Tony Carey.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Portillo ranks 3,524 out of 7,765Before him are Simon McBurney (1957), William Camden (1551), William Sterndale Bennett (1816), Kelly Macdonald (1976), Albert Lee (1943), and Lesley Nicol (1953). After him are Margery Allingham (1904), Pete Doherty (1979), Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872), John Lyly (1554), Leo Sayer (1948), and Helen Fielding (1958).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Michael Portillo ranks 479Before him are Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland (1341), Florence Green (1901), Amlaíb Cuarán (1000), Seán Lester (1888), Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby (1841), and William Camden (1551). After him are Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872), Roy Jenkins (1920), Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet (1628), Alan Bullock (1914), John Julius Norwich (1929), and Malcolm MacDonald (1901).