William Joyce

1906 - 1946

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William Brooke Joyce (24 April 1906 – 3 January 1946), nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw, was an American-born fascist and Nazi propaganda broadcaster during the Second World War. After moving from New York to Ireland and subsequently to England, Joyce became a member of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists (BUF) from 1932, before finally moving to Germany at the outset of the war where he took German citizenship in 1940. At the end of the war, after capture, Joyce was convicted in the United Kingdom of high treason in 1945 and sentenced to death, with the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords both upholding his conviction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Joyce has received more than 2,338,926 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). William Joyce is the 8,181st most popular politician (down from 6,767th in 2019), the 2,709th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,338th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, William Joyce ranks 8,181 out of 19,576Before him are Shankar Dayal Sharma, Emperor Sanjō, King Ling of Zhou, Smbat I of Armenia, Alexios II of Trebizond, and August Hermann Francke. After him are Ivan Goremykin, Konrad Peutinger, C. N. Annadurai, Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, Konstantin Hierl, and Ziaur Rahman.

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Among people born in 1906, William Joyce ranks 117Before him are Berthold, Margrave of Baden, Chester Carlson, Enrico Mattei, Yasuo Haruyama, Denis de Rougemont, and Musa Cälil. After him are Ladislao Vajda, Jacques Pills, Jack Churchill, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Jean Dieudonné, and Philippe Halsman. Among people deceased in 1946, William Joyce ranks 81Before him are Mihai Antonescu, Leon Rupnik, Hans Loritz, Masaharu Homma, István Bethlen, and Wilhelm Souchon. After him are Elisabeth Becker, Paul Lincke, Hermann von Keyserling, Johannes Vares, Henry Morgenthau Sr., and Martin Gottfried Weiss.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Joyce ranks 2,709 out of 20,380Before him are Richard Brooks (1912), Annie Oakley (1860), Taylor Hackford (1944), Mickey Cohen (1913), Elgin Baylor (1934), and Maurice White (1941). After him are Jef Raskin (1943), Jim Kelly (1946), Edwin Hall (1855), Chuck Lorre (1952), Grace Slick (1939), and Nelson Algren (1909).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Joyce ranks 173Before him are Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Dianne Feinstein (1933), Robert Gates (1943), Kamehameha III (1814), Lew Wallace (1827), and Jay Rockefeller (1937). After him are Ronald Lauder (1944), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Ralph Nader (1934), Edith Roosevelt (1861), Robert H. Jackson (1892), and William P. Rogers (1913).