Robert Peel

1788 - 1850

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Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834–1835 and 1841–1846) simultaneously serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1834-1835) and twice as Home Secretary (1822–1827 and 1828–1830). He is regarded as the father of modern British policing, owing to his founding of the Metropolitan Police Service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Peel has received more than 2,905,352 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Robert Peel is the 3,724th most popular politician (down from 2,238th in 2019), the 850th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 529th in 2019) and the 145th most popular British Politician.

Robert Peel is most famous for being the founder of the Metropolitan Police in London.

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Among politicians, Robert Peel ranks 3,724 out of 15,710Before him are Rama III, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Ḫattušili I, Charles-Michel de l'Épée, Jangsu of Goguryeo, and Jia Xu. After him are Louis I, Duke of Bavaria, Alfonso I of Asturias, Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine, Lenín Moreno, Aleksey Kuropatkin, and Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern.

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Among people born in 1788, Robert Peel ranks 14Before him are Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Ranavalona I, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Antoine César Becquerel, and Rama III. After him are Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Étienne Cabet, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Johan Christian Dahl, Carl Reichenbach, and Mikhail Lazarev. Among people deceased in 1850, Robert Peel ranks 14Before him are Marie Tussaud, José de San Martín, Louise of Orléans, Frédéric Bastiat, Lin Zexu, and Johann Heinrich von Thünen. After him are Germain Henri Hess, Nikolaus Lenau, José Gervasio Artigas, Józef Bem, Jean-Pierre Boyer, and Vincent Pallotti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Peel ranks 850 out of 6,924Before him are Wat Tyler (1341), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Duncan Edwards (1936), David I of Scotland (1084), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), and Michael York (1942). After him are Petula Clark (1932), John Hawkins (1532), Peter Mansfield (1933), Lobsang Rampa (1910), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), and Dylan Thomas (1914).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Peel ranks 145Before him are Malcolm III of Scotland (1031), Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), Duncan I of Scotland (1001), Richard of Cornwall (1209), Alexander III of Scotland (1241), and David I of Scotland (1084). After him are Philippa of England (1394), Rob Roy MacGregor (1671), Norman Angell (1872), Alexander II of Scotland (1198), H. H. Asquith (1852), and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853).