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 was the first Labour Party member to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leading minority Labour governments for nine months in 1924 and then from 1929–1931. 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 1,373,661 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Ramsay MacDonald is the 2,843rd most popular politician (down from 2,551st in 2019), the 670th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 585th in 2019) and the 117th 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 2,843 out of 15,710. Before him are Francisco I. Madero, Maria Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Armand Fallières, Heinrich Lübke, Hyeokgeose of Silla, and Lucius Aemilius Paullus. After him are Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, Alexander I of Epirus, Theudebert I, Helenus, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Necho I.

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Among people born in 1866, Ramsay MacDonald ranks 21Before him are Anne Sullivan, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Charles Nicolle, Butch Cassidy, Jacinto Benavente, and Léon Bakst. After him are Nathan Söderblom, Lev Shestov, Emilio De Bono, Antoine Meillet, Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon. Among people deceased in 1937, Ramsay MacDonald ranks 25Before him are Gustaf Dalén, Austen Chamberlain, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Jean Harlow, and Gaston Doumergue. After him are Wallace Carothers, Karol Szymanowski, Rudolf Otto, Albert Roussel, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, and Charles-Marie Widor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ramsay MacDonald ranks 670 out of 6,924. Before him are William Tyndale (1494), Andrew Wiles (1953), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Bill Nighy (1949), and Bernard Lewis (1916). After him are Sawney Bean (1600), John Balliol (1249), Bruce Chatwin (1940), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Harry Kroto (1939), and Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Ramsay MacDonald ranks 117Before him are Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836), William Wilberforce (1759), Stanley Baldwin (1867), Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), and Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631). After him are John Balliol (1249), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Nigel Farage (1964), Joan Clarke (1917), Robert III of Scotland (1330), and Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005).