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Thomas Babington Macaulay

1800 - 1859

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, (; 25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician, who served as the Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841, and as the Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848. Macaulay's The History of England, which expressed his contention of the superiority of the Western European culture and of the inevitability of its sociopolitical progress, is a seminal example of Whig history that remains commended for its prose style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Babington Macaulay has received more than 1,194,268 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Thomas Babington Macaulay is the 118th most popular historian (up from 130th in 2019), the 1,451st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,515th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, Thomas Babington Macaulay ranks 118 out of 339Before him are Richard Sennett, Golo Mann, François Furet, Árni Magnússon, Anthony Blunt, and Evagrius Scholasticus. After him are Pierre Nora, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, Richard Pipes, John Kinnamos, Norman Davies, and Guibert of Nogent.

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Among people born in 1800, Thomas Babington Macaulay ranks 23Before him are William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Jacques Paul Migne, Pauline Therese of Württemberg, Jean-Jacques Ampère, Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, and Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza. After him are Mustafa Reşid Pasha, Ányos Jedlik, Evangelos Zappas, John Nelson Darby, Jakob Lorber, and Juan José Flores. Among people deceased in 1859, Thomas Babington Macaulay ranks 25Before him are Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Alfred Vail, Nana Sahib, Karl Baedeker, Abd al-Rahman of Morocco, and John Austin. After him are Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Robert Stephenson, Louis Poinsot, Yoshida Shōin, Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi, and Princess Anna of Saxony.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Babington Macaulay ranks 1,451 out of 7,765Before him are Black (1962), Donovan (1946), Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (1864), Anthony Trollope (1815), Edward the Exile (1016), and Jeremiah Clarke (1674). After him are David Roberts (1796), Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), Vidal Sassoon (1928), Frances de la Tour (1944), Ethel Smyth (1858), and Lorna Wing (1928).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Thomas Babington Macaulay ranks 9Before him are Edward Gibbon (1737), Bernard Lewis (1916), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Peter Burke (1937), and Anthony Blunt (1907). After him are Norman Davies (1939), E. P. Thompson (1924), Ian Kershaw (1943), Arnold Toynbee (1852), Steven Runciman (1903), and Antony Beevor (1946).