Mountstuart Elphinstone

1779 - 1859

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Mountstuart Elphinstone (6 October 1779 – 20 November 1859) was a Scottish statesman and historian, associated with the government of British India. He later became the Governor of Bombay (now Mumbai) where he is credited with the opening of several educational institutions accessible to the Indian population. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mountstuart Elphinstone has received more than 137,767 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Mountstuart Elphinstone is the 14,291st most popular politician (down from 13,311th in 2019), the 4,736th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,093rd in 2019) and the 540th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Mountstuart Elphinstone ranks 14,291 out of 15,710Before him are Adolphe Muzito, Andrea Bargnani, Tom Foley, Jan Zahradil, Robert Bork, and John O. Brennan. After him are Ellis Clarke, Robert Biedroń, Chris Christie, Dmytro Yarosh, Ken Dryden, and Keith Holyoake.

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Among people born in 1779, Mountstuart Elphinstone ranks 32Before him are Augustin Saint-Hilaire, Louis de Freycinet, Peter Mark Roget, Stephen Decatur, Washington Allston, and Zebulon Pike. After him is Samuel D. Ingham. Among people deceased in 1859, Mountstuart Elphinstone ranks 50Before him are José Miguel de Velasco Franco, Thomas Nuttall, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Horace Mann, Leigh Hunt, and Richard Rush. After him is George M. Bibb.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mountstuart Elphinstone ranks 4,736 out of 6,924Before him are Max Irons (1985), Ivor Broadis (1922), John McEnery (1943), Julie Covington (1946), Alice Evans (1971), and Marina Diamandis (1985). After him are Alan Sugar (1947), Marcus Rashford (1997), Shaun Wright-Phillips (1981), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (1993), Shaun Murphy (1982), and James Wordie (1889).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Mountstuart Elphinstone ranks 540Before him are Rhodri Morgan (1939), Lindsay Hoyle (1957), Susie Wolff (1982), Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (1845), Donald Dewar (1937), and Harriet Harman (1950). After him are Nick Clegg (1967), Jo Cox (1974), John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1847), Selwyn Lloyd (1904), James McHenry (1753), and Ninian Stephen (1923).