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Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield

1859 - 1947

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Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, (13 July 1859 – 13 October 1947) was a British socialist, economist and reformer, who co-founded the London School of Economics. He was an early member of the Fabian Society in 1884, joining, like George Bernard Shaw, three months after its inception. Along with his wife Beatrice Webb and with Annie Besant, Graham Wallas, Edward R. Pease, Hubert Bland and Sydney Olivier, Shaw and Webb turned the Fabian Society into the pre-eminent politico-intellectual society in Edwardian England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield has received more than 156,363 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield is the 178th most popular economist (down from 177th in 2019), the 1,658th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,759th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Economist.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield ranks 178 out of 315Before him are Oliver Hart, Thomas Piketty, Ben Bernanke, Lionel Robbins, Nikolay Danilevsky, and Harriet Martineau. After him are Hyman Minsky, Walter Eucken, Henry Sidgwick, Myron Scholes, Raymond Barre, and Daniel Ellsberg.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1859, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield ranks 56Before him are Sergei Lyapunov, Charles Diehl, Belle Gunness, Prince Oscar Bernadotte, Ernesto Cesàro, and Radko Dimitriev. After him are Sen Katayama, Havelock Ellis, Kenneth Grahame, Walther von Lüttwitz, Josef Bohuslav Foerster, and John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe. Among people deceased in 1947, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield ranks 86Before him are Bronisław Huberman, Karol Świerczewski, Constantin Sănătescu, Friedrich Paschen, William Moulton Marston, and Lilly Reich. After him are Fiorello H. La Guardia, Lucjan Żeligowski, August Eigruber, Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt, Harukichi Hyakutake, and Carl Hilpert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield ranks 1,658 out of 7,765Before him are William Watson (1715), Arnold Toynbee (1852), Sandford Fleming (1827), Thomas Gray (1716), Eric Campbell (1880), and Harriet Martineau (1802). After him are Wendy Hiller (1912), Christina Rossetti (1830), Christopher Robin Milne (1920), Edward Young (1683), Mark of Cornwall (480), and Elsa Lanchester (1902).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield ranks 26Before him are Angus Deaton (1945), James Mirrlees (1936), Kenneth E. Boulding (1910), Oliver Hart (1948), Lionel Robbins (1898), and Harriet Martineau (1802). After him are Henry Sidgwick (1838), Israel Kirzner (1930), John A. Hobson (1858), Harold Laski (1893), Roy Harrod (1900), and Nassau William Senior (1790).