Philip Noel-Baker

1889 - 1982

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Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, (1 November 1889 – 8 October 1982), born Philip John Baker, was a British politician, diplomat, academic, amateur athlete, and renowned campaigner for disarmament. He carried the British team flag and won a silver medal for the 1500m at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959.Noel-Baker is the only person to have won an Olympic medal and received a Nobel Prize. He was a Labour member of parliament from 1929 to 1931 and from 1936 to 1970, serving in several ministerial offices and the cabinet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Noel-Baker has received more than 145,355 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Philip Noel-Baker is the 4,152nd most popular politician (up from 4,366th in 2019), the 943rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 947th in 2019) and the 160th most popular British Politician.

Philip Noel-Baker was a British politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959 for his work as a pacifist. He was also a leading campaigner for disarmament and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1946.

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Among politicians, Philip Noel-Baker ranks 4,152 out of 15,710Before him are Yelü Chucai, Jacques I, Prince of Monaco, Ptahhotep, Benigno Aquino Jr., Roberto Eduardo Viola, and Thein Sein. After him are Frank Lentini, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Andreas Palaiologos, Conrad Hilton, Aga Khan III, and Maurice Thorez.

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Among people born in 1889, Philip Noel-Baker ranks 47Before him are Beno Gutenberg, Vera Mukhina, Kim Tu-bong, Hannes Kolehmainen, Eberhard von Mackensen, and Otto Georg Thierack. After him are Frank Lentini, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Lyubov Popova, Siegfried Kracauer, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, and Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma. Among people deceased in 1982, Philip Noel-Baker ranks 60Before him are Sobhuza II, Mario Del Monaco, Bachir Gemayel, Stanford Moore, Jack Swigert, and Shiro Teshima. After him are Roberto Calvi, Eduardo Frei Montalva, Leopold Trepper, Alma Reville, Henry King, and Tadj ol-Molouk.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Philip Noel-Baker ranks 943 out of 6,924Before him are Sebastian Shaw (1905), Alan Parsons (1948), Richard Stone (1913), Isabella of England (1214), William Henry Perkin (1838), and John Schlesinger (1926). After him are James Mason (1909), Samuel Butler (1612), Roger Scruton (1944), Michael Smith (1932), Stephen Frears (1941), and Mary Kingsley (1862).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Philip Noel-Baker ranks 160Before him are Margaret of York (1446), Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton (1850), Owen Tudor (1400), Francis Walsingham (1532), Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594), and Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141). After him are Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), Æthelbald, King of Wessex (831), Joseph Chamberlain (1836), Clementine Churchill (1885), Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), and Penda of Mercia (606).