William Ewart Gladstone

1809 - 1898

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William Ewart Gladstone ( GLAD-stən; 29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British statesman and Liberal politician. In a career lasting over 60 years, he served for 12 years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, spread over four non-consecutive terms (the most of any British prime minister) beginning in 1868 and ending in 1894. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Ewart Gladstone has received more than 3,537,396 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). William Ewart Gladstone is the 3,876th most popular politician (down from 2,931st in 2019), the 801st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 670th in 2019) and the 134th most popular British Politician.

William Ewart Gladstone was a British Liberal politician who is most famous for being the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom four times. He was also a prolific writer and a major contributor to the debate over Home Rule for Ireland.

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Over the past year William Ewart Gladstone has had the most page views in the with 584,178 views, followed by Japanese (47,495), and Russian (34,806). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Lithuanian (72,000.00%), Classical Chinese (1,157.63%), and Lombard (76.23%)


Among politicians, William Ewart Gladstone ranks 3,876 out of 19,576Before him are Haakon V of Norway, Ma Teng, Catherine of Bosnia, João Goulart, Paolo Gentiloni, and Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine. After him are Alaungpaya, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal, Antiochus VI Dionysus, Demetris Christofias, and Chryses of Troy.

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Among people born in 1809, William Ewart Gladstone ranks 13Before him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Albert Pike, Bruno Bauer, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Joseph Liouville. After him are Ljudevit Gaj, Hermann Grassmann, Juliusz Słowacki, Prince Albert of Prussia, Bettino Ricasoli, and James Glaisher. Among people deceased in 1898, William Ewart Gladstone ranks 22Before him are Theodor Fontane, John Newlands, Syed Ahmad Khan, Henry Bessemer, Aubrey Beardsley, and Heungseon Daewongun. After him are Edward Burne-Jones, Princess Francisca of Brazil, Zachris Topelius, Prince Gong, Georges Rodenbach, and Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Ewart Gladstone ranks 801 out of 8,785Before him are Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), Sawney Bean (1600), Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848), John Ambrose Fleming (1849), and Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897). After him are David Harvey (1935), John Vane (1927), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), John Langdon Down (1828), Adam Ferguson (1723), and Diana Wynne Jones (1934).

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