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Roy Jenkins

1920 - 2003

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Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, (11 November 1920 – 5 January 2003) was a British politician who served as the sixth president of the European Commission from 1977 to 1981. At various times a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Labour Party, Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Liberal Democrats, he was Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary under the Wilson and Callaghan Governments. The son of Arthur Jenkins, a coal-miner and Labour MP, Jenkins was educated at the University of Oxford and served as an intelligence officer during the Second World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Jenkins has received more than 1,011,099 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Roy Jenkins is the 13,970th most popular politician (down from 12,416th in 2019), the 3,532nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,347th in 2019) and the 481st most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Roy Jenkins ranks 13,970 out of 15,577Before him are Serhiy Tihipko, Miquel Crusafont i Pairó, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, Icel of Mercia, Ashur-rim-nisheshu, and Lyudvig Chibirov. After him are Tommy Burns, Refat Chubarov, Viola Amherd, Johnny Isakson, Italo Santelli, and Hamilcar I of Carthage.

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Among people born in 1920, Roy Jenkins ranks 292Before him are An Wang, Anton Malatinský, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Thomas Sebeok, Jacques Noël, and Robert Lamoureux. After him are Ehsan Yarshater, Irving Kristol, Eugênio Sales, Gesualdo Bufalino, Fyodor Abramov, and Sverre Farstad. Among people deceased in 2003, Roy Jenkins ranks 220Before him are Horace W. Babcock, Francesco Colasuonno, Jürgen Möllemann, Bernard Dowiyogo, Terenci Moix, and Ignacio Velasco. After him are Charles P. Kindleberger, Alfred Aston, André Noyelle, Abdul Qadir al-Badri, Robert John Braidwood, and Laurel Clark.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roy Jenkins ranks 3,532 out of 7,765Before him are Pete Doherty (1979), Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872), John Lyly (1554), Leo Sayer (1948), Helen Fielding (1958), and William Whiston (1667). After him are Matt Monro (1930), Arthur Bliss (1891), Anita Roddick (1942), M. R. James (1862), Nicholas Ridley (1500), and Henry Clifton Sorby (1826).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Roy Jenkins ranks 481Before him are Amlaíb Cuarán (1000), Seán Lester (1888), Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby (1841), William Camden (1551), Michael Portillo (1953), and Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872). After him are Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet (1628), Alan Bullock (1914), John Julius Norwich (1929), Malcolm MacDonald (1901), John Lyons (1932), and Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (1845).