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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 1,929,732 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. William Joyce is the 6,858th most popular politician (down from 6,593rd in 2019), the 2,340th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,328th in 2019) and the 144th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, William Joyce ranks 6,858 out of 15,577Before him are Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Henry III, Duke of Bavaria, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, John Garang, Xiao Xin, and Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus. After him are Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Benny Gantz, Kenneth III of Scotland, Johann Homann, Anna Dalassene, and Qara Osman.

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Among people born in 1906, William Joyce ranks 106Before him are Jack Churchill, Berthold, Margrave of Baden, George Sanders, José Figueres Ferrer, Junio Valerio Borghese, and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. After him are Humberto Delgado, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fournier, Joan Hickson, Musa Cälil, and Antal Doráti. Among people deceased in 1946, William Joyce ranks 67Before him are Miroslav Filipović, Max Koegel, Arthur Greiser, Jeanne Lanvin, Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, and Infanta María de la Paz of Spain. After him are Masaharu Homma, Louis Slotin, Mihai Antonescu, Yōsuke Matsuoka, Martin Gottfried Weiss, and Henri Gouraud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Joyce ranks 2,340 out of 18,182Before him are Barbara Liskov (1939), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Alice Ball (1892), Elizabeth McGovern (1961), Ray Harryhausen (1920), and Luis Walter Alvarez (1911). After him are Don S. Davis (1942), Eddie Eagan (1897), Chris Noth (1954), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Katy Perry (1984), and Lester Young (1909).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Joyce ranks 144Before him are Meir Kahane (1932), George Wallace (1919), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), Paul Bremer (1941), Clyde Tolson (1900), and Kamehameha II (1797). After him are Harry Dexter White (1892), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Daniel Inouye (1924), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), William H. Seward (1801), and Leo Ryan (1925).