William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

1779 - 1848

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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, (15 March 1779 – 24 November 1848), in some sources called Henry William Lamb, was a British Whig politician who served as Home Secretary (1830–1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835–1841). His first premiership ended when he was dismissed by King William IV in 1834, the last British prime minister to be dismissed by a monarch. Five months later he was re-appointed and served for six more years, into the reign of Queen Victoria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne has received more than 4,302,561 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne is the 2,437th most popular politician (down from 2,127th in 2019), the 586th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 503rd in 2019) and the 104th most popular British Politician.

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne was most famous for being the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1834 to 1841.

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Among politicians, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne ranks 2,437 out of 15,710Before him are Sahure, Marinus van der Lubbe, Ariovistus, Francisco Macías Nguema, Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador. After him are Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Weneg, Émile Loubet, Mentuhotep III, Maria Anna of Bavaria, and Rajiv Gandhi.

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Among people born in 1779, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne ranks 7Before him are Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Mustafa IV, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Carl Ritter, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, and Elizabeth Alexeievna. After him are Antoine-Henri Jomini, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, Thomas Moore, Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily, Adam Oehlenschläger, and Abd al-Rahman of Morocco. Among people deceased in 1848, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne ranks 13Before him are John Quincy Adams, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Bernard Bolzano, Caroline Herschel, María Isabella of Spain, and Nicolas Oudinot. After him are Vissarion Belinsky, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, Mohammad Shah Qajar, Khachatur Abovian, Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne ranks 586 out of 6,924Before him are Denis Law (1940), Fred Perry (1909), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), Tony Buzan (1942), and Desmond Llewelyn (1914). After him are Joan Collins (1933), Amélie of Orléans (1865), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Henry Bessemer (1813), Philip Miller (1691), and Robert Grosseteste (1175).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne ranks 104Before him are Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Marie of Romania (1875), Harthacnut I of Denmark (880), Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), and Kenneth MacAlpin (810). After him are Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), Gordon Brown (1951), Gladwyn Jebb (1900), Henry the Young King (1155), and John Buchan (1875).