Oswald Mosley

1896 - 1980

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Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, 6th Baronet (16 November 1896 – 3 December 1980) was a British politician who rose to fame in the 1920s as a Member of Parliament and later in the 1930s, having become disillusioned with mainstream politics, drifted towards fascism and became the founder and leader of the British Union of Fascists (BUF).After military service during the First World War, Mosley was one of the youngest members of parliament, representing Harrow from 1918 to 1924, first as a Conservative, then an independent, before joining the Labour Party. At the 1924 general election he stood in Birmingham Ladywood against the future prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, coming within 100 votes of defeating him. Mosley returned to Parliament as Labour MP for Smethwick at a by-election in 1926 and served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Labour Government of 1929–31. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oswald Mosley has received more than 9,221,770 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Oswald Mosley is the 1,176th most popular politician (up from 3,756th in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 810th in 2019) and the 58th most popular British Politician.

Oswald Mosley was a British fascist politician who founded the British Union of Fascists in 1932.

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Among politicians, Oswald Mosley ranks 1,176 out of 15,710Before him are Asa of Judah, Eric XIV of Sweden, Camille Desmoulins, Talaat Pasha, Jahangir, and Antoine of Navarre. After him are Shang Yang, Antiochus I Soter, Muawiya II, Marie Louise d’Orléans, F. W. de Klerk, and Turgut Özal.

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Among people born in 1896, Oswald Mosley ranks 15Before him are Roman Jakobson, Antonin Artaud, Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Klement Gottwald, and Andrei Zhdanov. After him are Felix Steiner, Paula Hitler, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Anna Anderson, Howard Hawks, and Milena Jesenská. Among people deceased in 1980, Oswald Mosley ranks 20Before him are Marshall McLuhan, Henry Miller, Colonel Sanders, Tamara de Lempicka, Romain Gary, and Joe Dassin. After him are Vladimir Vysotsky, Gianni Rodari, Milton H. Erickson, Alexei Kosygin, Peter Sellers, and Otto Frank.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Oswald Mosley ranks 298 out of 6,924Before him are Beatrix Potter (1866), Mary of Teck (1867), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), Thomas Andrews (1873), Calico Jack (1682), and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947). After him are Jane Goodall (1934), Richard Trevithick (1771), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Syd Barrett (1946), Joseph Merrick (1862), and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Oswald Mosley ranks 58Before him are Harold Godwinson (1022), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Richard Cromwell (1626), Clement Attlee (1883), Harold Macmillan (1894), and David Lloyd George (1863). After him are David II of Scotland (1324), Randal Cremer (1828), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Anne Neville (1456), Theresa May (1956), and Halford Mackinder (1861).