William Hobson

1792 - 1842

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Captain William Hobson (26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) was an Irish officer in the British Royal Navy, who served as the first Governor of New Zealand. He was a co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi. Hobson was dispatched from London in July 1839, with instructions to take the constitutional steps needed to establish a British colony in New Zealand. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Hobson has received more than 222,557 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). William Hobson is the 16,976th most popular politician (down from 15,432nd in 2019), the 331st most popular biography from Ireland (down from 301st in 2019) and the 51st most popular Irish Politician.

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Over the past year William Hobson has had the most page views in the with 27,717 views, followed by German (1,457), and Italian (1,373). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (58.23%), Malay (55.97%), and Egyptian Arabic (40.83%)


Among politicians, William Hobson ranks 16,976 out of 19,576Before him are Daniel Elena, Yohannes I, Stéphane Dion, John Bercow, Krishan Kant, and Emily de Jongh-Elhage. After him are Joe Williams, Lansana Kouyaté, Mohamed Hussein Roble, Asashōryū Akinori, Kinza Clodumar, and Talorc I.

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Among people born in 1792, William Hobson ranks 72Before him are Thomas Bell, Sarah Moore Grimké, Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, Lowell Mason, John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, and Thomas Romney Robinson. After him are John Keble, and Thomas Mitchell. Among people deceased in 1842, William Hobson ranks 41Before him are James Ivory, Letitia Christian Tyler, William Ellery Channing, Aylmer Bourke Lambert, Archibald Menzies, and Amos Eaton. After him are James Barbour, John Sell Cotman, Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, and Chand Kaur.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, William Hobson ranks 331 out of 549Before him are Nahum Tate (1652), Paul Harrington (1960), Johnny Giles (1940), Edward Barrett (1877), Jack Gleeson (1992), and Siobhan Fahey (1958). After him are Shane Filan (1979), Damien Duff (1979), Roddy Doyle (1958), Andrea Corr (1974), William J. Duane (1780), and Seán Lemass (1899).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, William Hobson ranks 51Before him are Peter Sutherland (1946), Richard Mulcahy (1886), Albert Reynolds (1932), Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet (1715), Joseph Plunkett (1887), and Diarmait Mac Murchada (1110). After him are William J. Duane (1780), Seán Lemass (1899), Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1116), Edward Carson (1854), Mairead McGuinness (1959), and Mary Lou McDonald (1969).