Ruth Belville

1854 - 1943

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Elizabeth Ruth Naomi Belville (5 March 1854 – 7 December 1943), also known as the Greenwich Time Lady, was a businesswoman from London. She, her mother Maria Elizabeth, and her father John Henry, sold people the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth Belville has received more than 194,984 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Ruth Belville is the 6,283rd most popular politician (up from 10,217th in 2019), the 1,359th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,289th in 2019) and the 220th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Ruth Belville ranks 6,283 out of 15,710Before her are Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, Jack Kemp, Mykola Azarov, Agnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Bourbon, and Matsukata Masayoshi. After her are John Bowring, Alfonso Jordan, Grimoald, King of the Lombards, Zhu Yujian, Zhang Jinghui, and Ce Acatl Topiltzin.

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Among people born in 1854, Ruth Belville ranks 35Before her are Georg Kerschensteiner, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, Charles Webster Leadbeater, Charles Algernon Parsons, Takahashi Korekiyo, and Yan Fu. After her are Jean-Marie Guyau, Hubert Lyautey, Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, Lady Randolph Churchill, Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza, and Patrick Geddes. Among people deceased in 1943, Ruth Belville ranks 58Before her are Takeda Sōkaku, Johann Trollmann, Conrad Veidt, Hanns Heinz Ewers, Ernst Linder, and Charlotte Salomon. After her are Nordahl Grieg, Yekaterina Budanova, Christoph Probst, Giuseppe Terragni, Alexander Schmorell, and Hans Woellke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ruth Belville ranks 1,359 out of 6,924Before her are Harry Gregg (1932), Charles Rolls (1877), P. F. Strawson (1919), Emilia Clarke (1986), John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713), and Gary Lineker (1960). After her are John Bowring (1792), Christine Keeler (1942), John Martin (1789), William Prout (1785), Chris Patten (1944), and William Sturgeon (1783).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Ruth Belville ranks 220Before her are John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384), Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1375), Ed Miliband (1969), Lulach (1030), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), and Cerdic of Wessex (467). After her are John Bowring (1792), Chris Patten (1944), Ceawlin of Wessex (600), Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933), Arthur Drewry (1891), and Blanche of Lancaster (1345).