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Ramsay MacDonald

1866 - 1937

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James Ramsay MacDonald (né James McDonald Ramsay; 12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the first who belonged to the Labour Party, leading minority Labour governments for nine months in 1924 and again between 1929 and 1931. From 1931 to 1935, he headed a National Government dominated by the Conservative Party and supported by only a few Labour members. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramsay MacDonald has received more than 2,140,277 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Ramsay MacDonald is the 2,640th most popular politician (up from 2,838th in 2019), the 596th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 669th in 2019) and the 109th most popular British Politician.

Ramsay MacDonald is most famous for being the first Labour Prime Minister. He was elected to office in 1924 and was in office until 1929.

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Among politicians, Ramsay MacDonald ranks 2,640 out of 15,577Before him are Günter Schabowski, Dương Văn Minh, Magnentius, Felipe González, Raymond of Poitiers, and Chandragupta II. After him are Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Amenemhat IV, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Abdur Rahman Khan, Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi, and Candaules.

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Among people born in 1866, Ramsay MacDonald ranks 19Before him are Hans von Seeckt, Ferruccio Busoni, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Jacinto Benavente, Anne Sullivan, and Charles Nicolle. After him are Emilio De Bono, Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, Antoine Meillet, Lev Shestov, and Butch Cassidy. Among people deceased in 1937, Ramsay MacDonald ranks 24Before him are Austen Chamberlain, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, J. Bruce Ismay, Rudolf Otto, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, and Gaston Doumergue. After him are Jean Harlow, Karol Szymanowski, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Frank B. Kellogg, Charles-Marie Widor, and Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Ramsay MacDonald ranks 596 out of 7,765Before him are John Harvard (1607), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Peter Greenaway (1942), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Dirk Bogarde (1921), and Leslie Howard (1893). After him are Pope Adrian IV (1100), Malcolm Young (1953), Ann Radcliffe (1764), John Franklin (1786), John Davis (1550), and Nick Mason (1944).

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