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William Fox

1812 - 1893

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Sir William Fox (20 January 1812 – 23 June 1893) was the second premier of New Zealand and held that office on four occasions in the 19th century, while New Zealand was still a colony. He was known for his confiscation of Māori land rights, his contributions to the education system (such as establishing the University of New Zealand), and his work to increase New Zealand's autonomy from Britain. He has been described as determined and intelligent, but also as bitter and "too fond" of personal attacks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Fox has received more than 21,155 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. William Fox is the 16,191st most popular politician (down from 13,377th in 2019), the 5,008th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,015th in 2019) and the 596th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, William Fox ranks 16,191 out of 15,577Before him are Nicholas Katzenbach, Simon Cameron, Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, Sun Zhengcai, Thomas Ewing, and José Luis Ábalos. After him are Paul Manafort, Khamis Gaddafi, Jan Halvarsson, Jorge Del Castillo, Klaus Tschütscher, and Barbara Jordan.

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Among people born in 1812, William Fox ranks 69Before him are Nicolae Crețulescu, Aleardo Aleardi, Pierre de Decker, Auguste Duméril, George Grey, and Lady Charlotte Guest. After him is John B. Weller. Among people deceased in 1893, William Fox ranks 78Before him are Hamilton Fish, Ion Emanuel Florescu, John Rae, Aleksandra Potanina, Edmund Kirby Smith, and John Ballance. After him are Francis Parkman and Benjamin Jowett.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Fox ranks 5,008 out of 7,765Before him are Stephen Merchant (1974), Chris Claremont (1950), Bob Bell (1958), Anne Heywood (1931), Jeff Noon (1957), and Alan Sugar (1947). After him are Jeffrey Goldstone (1933), Bruce Halford (1931), Benjamin Whitrow (1937), Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), Mary Lamb (1764), and Andy Carroll (1989).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Fox ranks 596Before him are Dru Drury (1725), Nick Clegg (1967), John Ballance (1839), Priti Patel (1972), Edwin Montagu (1879), and Nigel Lawson (1932). After him are Erskine Childers (1870), Walter Rutherford (1857), James McHenry (1753), Jo Cox (1974), Eric Bristow (1957), and Vince Cable (1943).