Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin

1766 - 1841

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Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and 11th Earl of Kincardine, (; 20 July 1766 – 14 November 1841), often known as Lord Elgin, was a British nobleman, diplomat, and collector, known primarily for the controversial procurement of marble sculptures (known as the Elgin Marbles) from the Parthenon and other structures on the Acropolis of Athens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin has received more than 516,438 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin is the 8,479th most popular politician (down from 6,744th in 2019), the 1,681st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,411th in 2019) and the 262nd most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin ranks 8,479 out of 19,576Before him are Joseph Kabila, Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg, Alexios IV of Trebizond, Frederick III, Duke of Austria, Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, and Stephen the Posthumous. After him are Quietus, Aretas III, William P. Rogers, Pavlos Kountouriotis, Gaius Cassius Longinus Varus, and Ion I. C. Brătianu.

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Among people born in 1766, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin ranks 18Before him are Rodolphe Kreutzer, Maine de Biran, Dominique Jean Larrey, William Hyde Wollaston, Slimane of Morocco, and Charles Macintosh. After him are François-Xavier Fabre, Samuel Wilson, Robert Darwin, Samuel Frederick Gray, Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases, and Joseph Weigl. Among people deceased in 1841, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin ranks 22Before him are Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Bertrand Barère, Franz Xaver von Baader, Felice Pasquale Baciocchi, Aloysius Bertrand, and Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde. After him are George Green, Princess Augusta of Prussia, Honoré V, Prince of Monaco, Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Peter Chanel, and Agustín Gamarra.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin ranks 1,681 out of 8,785Before him are Ken Russell (1927), James Cosmo (1947), Peter Collins (1931), Eric Knight (1897), Albert Austin (1881), and James McAvoy (1979). After him are Tim Staffell (1948), Stephen Langton (1150), David Edward Hughes (1831), Paul Rodgers (1949), David Tennant (1971), and John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852).

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