William Hamilton

1730 - 1803

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Sir William Hamilton, (13 December 1730 – 6 April 1803), was a British diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and vulcanologist. After a short period as a Member of Parliament, he served as British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764 to 1800. He studied the volcanoes Vesuvius and Etna, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society and recipient of the Copley Medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Hamilton has received more than 60,795 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). William Hamilton is the 7,279th most popular politician (up from 7,479th in 2019), the 1,588th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,565th in 2019) and the 265th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, William Hamilton ranks 7,279 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Go-Murakami, Muhammad II of Córdoba, Hans Globke, Prince Axel of Denmark, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, and Kardam of Bulgaria. After him are Andrus Ansip, Inayatullah Khan, Fyodor Okhlopkov, William, Prince of Orange, Ottone Visconti, and Jacques Cœur.

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Among people born in 1730, William Hamilton ranks 12Before him are Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Josiah Wedgwood, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, Antonio Sacchini, and Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. After him are Otto Friedrich Müller, Pieter Boddaert, Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, James Bruce, Motoori Norinaga, and Johann Hedwig. Among people deceased in 1803, William Hamilton ranks 15Before him are Vittorio Alfieri, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Samuel Adams, Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena, and Ami Argand. After him are François Devienne, Xenia of Saint Petersburg, Arthur Guinness, Sylvain Maréchal, Anders Chydenius, and Maria Fortunata d'Este.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Hamilton ranks 1,588 out of 6,924Before him are Alan Walker (1997), Bertram Ramsay (1883), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Colin Davis (1927), William Foulke (1874), and Edward Colston (1636). After him are Beorhtric of Wessex (800), Tom Courtenay (1937), Rupert Grint (1988), Michael Owen (1979), John Fletcher (1579), and Jeff Lynne (1947).

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