William Huskisson

1770 - 1830

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William Huskisson (11 March 1770 – 15 September 1830) was a British statesman, financier, and Member of Parliament for several constituencies, including Liverpool.He is commonly known as the world's first widely reported railway passenger casualty as he was run over and fatally wounded by Robert Stephenson's pioneering locomotive Rocket. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Huskisson has received more than 259,708 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. William Huskisson is the 12,243rd most popular politician, the 3,232nd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 425th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, William Huskisson ranks 12,243 out of 15,710Before him are Sergey Lebedev, Manuel Pardo, Salmon P. Chase, Stefanos Dragoumis, Zababa-shuma-iddin, and Durvasa. After him are Omar Razzaz, Otilio Ulate Blanco, Volker Bouffier, Nabu-nadin-zeri, Manuel Márquez Sterling, and Richard Röstel.

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Among people born in 1770, William Huskisson ranks 32Before him are François Étienne de Kellermann, Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Princess Maria Christina of Saxony, Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, William Nicol, and William Clark. After him are Zaman Shah Durrani, James Hogg, and David Thompson. Among people deceased in 1830, William Huskisson ranks 32Before him are Duke William Frederick Philip of Württemberg, Marcos Portugal, William Hazlitt, Carl Fredrik Fallén, Jan Śniadecki, and József Katona. After him is Károly Kisfaludy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Huskisson ranks 3,232 out of 6,924Before him are Gary Numan (1958), Dennis Nilsen (1945), Richard Hoggart (1918), Calvin Harris (1984), Martin Parr (1952), and Biff Byford (1951). After him are Kaya Scodelario (1992), Gwendoline Christie (1978), William John Swainson (1789), Sax Rohmer (1883), William Davenant (1606), and Gwen John (1876).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Huskisson ranks 425Before him are Richard Gunn (1871), Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872), Ceolwulf of Wessex (600), Geoffrey Howe (1926), Richard Seddon (1845), and Seán Lester (1888). After him are Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (1919), Hywel Dda (880), Charles Booth (1840), James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (1811), Centwine of Wessex (643), and Phil Taylor (1960).