William Waddington

1826 - 1894

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William Henry Waddington (11 December 1826 – 13 January 1894) was a French statesman who served as Prime Minister in 1879, and as an Ambassador of France to London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Waddington has received more than 62,014 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). William Waddington is the 9,582nd most popular politician (up from 10,341st in 2019), the 2,862nd most popular biography from France (up from 3,066th in 2019) and the 655th most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, William Waddington ranks 9,582 out of 19,576Before him are Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Arnulf, Count of Holland, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Fidel Ramos, Ciriaco De Mita, and Horus Bird. After him are Izyaslav of Polotsk, George Vassiliou, Alemdar Mustafa Pasha, Aymen Benabderrahmane, Rafael Grossi, and Erich von Hornbostel.

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Among people born in 1826, William Waddington ranks 28Before him are George Johnstone Stoney, Cetshwayo kaMpande, Walter Bagehot, Stephen Foster, Giuseppe Zanardelli, and Gustave Moynier. After him are Giovanni Battista Donati, Hormuzd Rassam, Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, Princess Alexandra of Bavaria, Charles Barbier de Meynard, and Franz Grashof. Among people deceased in 1894, William Waddington ranks 35Before him are Alexander von Middendorff, Christina Rossetti, Marietta Alboni, Heinrich Hoffmann, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., and Gall. After him are Theophan the Recluse, Amelia Bloomer, Auguste Vaillant, Władysław Czartoryski, Conrad of Parzham, and Walter Pater.

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In France

Among people born in France, William Waddington ranks 2,862 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Pierre Flourens (1794), Léon Charles Thévenin (1857), Pierre André de Suffren (1729), Adolf Wagner (1890), François-Jean de la Barre (1745), and Antoine Pesne (1683). After him are Michel Berger (1947), Pierre Arditi (1944), Benoît Jacquot (1947), Drogo of Hauteville (1010), Antoine Brumel (1460), and Gilbert Simondon (1924).


Among politicians born in France, William Waddington ranks 655Before him are Geoffrey I, Duke of Brittany (1000), Joseph Laniel (1889), Léon Flameng (1877), Princess Anne of Orléans (1906), Renaud de Vichiers (1198), and Adolf Wagner (1890). After him are Guillaume de Sonnac (1200), Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739), Thomas Bérard (1300), Louis-Michel le Peletier, marquis de Saint-Fargeau (1760), Henri Alekan (1909), and Eugène Schneider (1805).