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 63,759 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). William Hamilton is the 8,182nd most popular politician (down from 7,273rd in 2019), the 1,694th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,587th in 2019) and the 270th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, William Hamilton ranks 8,182 out of 15,577Before him are Octavian Goga, Catherine I, Latin Empress, Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Malam Bacai Sanhá, Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and Arpa Ke'un. After him are Ziaur Rahman, Prince Álmos, Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia, Berthold II, Duke of Carinthia, Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, and Prince August, Duke of Dalarna.

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Among people born in 1730, William Hamilton ranks 15Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Antonio Sacchini, Pieter Boddaert, Josiah Wedgwood, Velu Nachiyar, and James Bruce. After him are Motoori Norinaga, Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, William Hudson, Augustin Pajou, Salomon Gessner, and Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham. Among people deceased in 1803, William Hamilton ranks 19Before him are Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Xenia of Saint Petersburg, Ami Argand, Kirill Razumovski, Gottfried van Swieten, and François Devienne. After him are Samuel von Brukenthal, Abdulaziz bin Muhammad Al Saud, Arthur Guinness, Sylvain Maréchal, Jean-François de La Harpe, and Nicolas Baudin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Hamilton ranks 1,694 out of 7,765Before him are Mark Sykes (1879), John Collier (1850), George Green (1793), Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841), Irvine Welsh (1957), and Ernest Jones (1879). After him are Samantha Eggar (1939), Matthew Arnold (1822), Louise, Princess Royal (1867), Ed Sheeran (1991), Kate Sheppard (1848), and Arthur Tansley (1871).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Hamilton ranks 270Before him are Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694), Owain Glyndŵr (1359), Mark of Cornwall (480), Gytha of Wessex (1053), Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516), and Henry Pelham (1694). After him are Louise, Princess Royal (1867), James Connolly (1868), Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), Eystein II of Norway (1125), Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), and Cenwalh of Wessex (601).