Michel Barnier

1951 - Today

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Michel Barnier (born 9 January 1951) is a French politician who served as the European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UK Task Force/UKTF) from 2019 to 2021. He previously served as Chief Negotiator, Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU (Task Force 50/TF50) from October 2016 to November 2019.He has served in several French cabinet positions including Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from 2007 to 2009, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2005, Minister of State for European Affairs from 1995 to 1997 and minister of the environment and way of life from 1993 to 1995. He served at European level as European Commissioner for Regional Policy from 1999 to 2004 and European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services from 2010 to 2014. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Barnier has received more than 732,635 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Michel Barnier is the 8,054th most popular politician (down from 6,018th in 2019), the 2,445th most popular biography from France (down from 1,795th in 2019) and the 571st most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Michel Barnier ranks 8,054 out of 15,710Before him are Yusof Ishak, Iuliu Maniu, Anne Lister, Herleva, Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, and Pierre Pflimlin. After him are Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep, Lucius Verginius Rufus, Marco Barbarigo, Alara of Nubia, Enrique Líster, and Pierre Séguier.

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Among people born in 1951, Michel Barnier ranks 109Before him are Ace Frehley, Behgjet Pacolli, Christian Lacroix, Joachim Streich, Jackie Jackson, and Enki Bilal. After him are Karen Allen, André Aciman, Orson Scott Card, Frank Wilczek, Vera Fischer, and Li Hongzhi.

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Among people born in France, Michel Barnier ranks 2,445 out of 5,234Before him are Christian Boltanski (1944), Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876), Rudi Garcia (1964), Herleva (1003), Pierre Pflimlin (1907), and Claude Le Jeune (1528). After him are Théophile de Viau (1590), Pierre Séguier (1588), Pierre d'Aubusson (1423), Étienne Maurice Gérard (1773), Jacques Massu (1908), and Émile Littré (1801).


Among politicians born in France, Michel Barnier ranks 571Before him are Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau (1846), François Certain de Canrobert (1809), Édouard Philippe (1970), Theobald I, Count of Blois (910), Herleva (1003), and Pierre Pflimlin (1907). After him are Pierre Séguier (1588), Pierre d'Aubusson (1423), Étienne Maurice Gérard (1773), François-Xavier Ortoli (1925), Odo of Bayeux (1036), and Blanche of Artois (1248).

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