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William Hobson

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Captain William Hobson (26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) was an Irish Royal Navy officer 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 192,857 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. William Hobson is the 15,949th most popular politician (down from 13,728th in 2019), the 302nd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 270th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Irish Politician.

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Among politicians, William Hobson ranks 15,949 out of 15,577Before him are Jean Charest, Joseph Lyons, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, Einars Repše, Ana Pastor Julián, and Herbert Morrison. After him are Daniel Akaka, Karan Singh, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Margaret Chase Smith, Ousmane Issoufi Maïga, and Tashi Namgyal.

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Among people born in 1792, William Hobson ranks 63Before him are Gulab Singh, Vicente Ramón Roca, John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, Thomas Romney Robinson, Lowell Mason, and Sarah Moore Grimké. After him are John Keble and Thomas Mitchell.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, William Hobson ranks 302 out of 501Before him are Robert Sheehan (1988), Caoimhín Kelleher (1998), Jack Gleeson (1992), Colum McCann (1965), Charlie McGettigan (1950), and Joshua Pim (1869). After him are Desmond Connell (1926), Barry Keoghan (1992), Richard Mulcahy (1886), Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864), Niall Horan (1993), and Frances Power Cobbe (1822).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, William Hobson ranks 47Before him are Charles Haughey (1925), John A. Costello (1891), Peter Sutherland (1946), Cathal Brugha (1874), Mairead McGuinness (1959), and William Paterson (1745). After him are Richard Mulcahy (1886), Albert Reynolds (1932), Joseph Plunkett (1887), Seán Mac Diarmada (1883), Jack Lynch (1917), and Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1116).