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Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington

1919 - 2018

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Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, Baron Carington of Upton, (6 June 1919 – 9 July 2018), was a British Conservative politician and hereditary peer who served as defence secretary from 1970 to 1974, foreign secretary from 1979 to 1982, chairman of British General Electric Company from 1983 to 1984, and secretary general of NATO from 1984 to 1988. In the first government of Margaret Thatcher, he played a major role in negotiating the Lancaster House Agreement that ended the racial conflict in Rhodesia and enabled the creation of Zimbabwe. Carrington had been Foreign Secretary in 1982 when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington has received more than 765,743 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington is the 12,267th most popular politician (down from 11,569th in 2019), the 3,246th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,861st in 2019) and the 426th most popular British Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington ranks 12,267 out of 15,710Before him are Guillermo Rodríguez, Álvaro Arzú, Vazgen Manukyan, Armin Laschet, Edward Everett, and Liu Yandong. After him are Antti Tulenheimo, Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Ntare V of Burundi, Jimmy Morales, and Ecgfrith of Northumbria.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1919, Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington ranks 222Before him are Eileen Heckart, Michel Déon, Clyde Cowan, Asbjørn Ruud, Frances Bay, and Jocelyn Brando. After him are Richard Todd, Roberto Bonomi, Nina Dumbadze, Jacques Laurent, Helen Walton, and Grisha Filipov. Among people deceased in 2018, Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington ranks 281Before him are Kim Yong-chun, Dennis Nilsen, Valentina Rastvorova, Pat Torpey, Alexander Zakharchenko, and Álvaro Arzú. After him are Lassie Lou Ahern, Mrinal Sen, Rubén Galván, Hal Greer, Roberto Suazo Córdova, and Marijan Beneš.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington ranks 3,246 out of 6,924Before him are Henry Cooper (1934), Mary F. Lyon (1925), Dave Charlton (1936), Ashley Cole (1980), William John Burchell (1781), and Eric A. Havelock (1903). After him are Rupert Graves (1963), Colin Salmon (1962), Cynewulf (900), Simon Fuller (1960), Grey Owl (1888), and William Robert Brooks (1844).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington ranks 426Before him are Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872), Ceolwulf of Wessex (600), Geoffrey Howe (1926), Richard Seddon (1845), Seán Lester (1888), and William Huskisson (1770). After him are Hywel Dda (880), Charles Booth (1840), James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (1811), Centwine of Wessex (643), Phil Taylor (1960), and Tony Abbott (1957).