'Balfour' can also refer to...

Alexander Balfour (c. 1767—1829) novelist

Alexander Balfour (1824—1886) merchant

Andrew Balfour (1873—1931) expert in tropical medicine and novelist

Arthur Balfour (1873—1957) steel maker and industrialist

Arthur James Balfour (1848—1930) prime minister and philosopher


Balfour, David

Balfour Declaration

Balfour Declaration 1926

Balfour Gardiner (1877—1950) composer

Balfour Report

Balfour Stewart (1828—1887) physicist and meteorologist

Clara Lucas Balfour (1808—1878) advocate of women's advancement and temperance activist

Edward Green Balfour (1813—1889) surgeon and naturalist

Elizabeth Edith Balfour (1867—1942) social hostess and biographer

Francis Balfour (c. 1757—1821) surgeon and orientalist

Francis Maitland Balfour (1851—1882) comparative embryologist and morphologist

George William Balfour (1823—1903) physician and cardiologist

Gerald William Balfour (1853—1945) politician and psychical researcher

Harold Harington Balfour (1897—1988) airman, businessman, and politician

Henry Balfour (1863—1939) museum curator

Honor Catherine Mary Balfour (1912—2001) politician and journalist

Jabez Spencer Balfour (1843—1916) company promoter and politician

James Balfour (1705—1795) moral philosopher

Jennifer L. Balfour

John Balfour (1715—1795) bookseller and printer

John Balfour (c. 1639—1696) nobleman

John Blair Balfour (1837—1905) advocate and politician

John Hutton Balfour (1808—1884) botanist


Quick Reference

Surname of the Conservative statesman Arthur James Balfour (1848–1930).

Balfour Declaration a declaration in favour of a Jewish national home in Palestine, issued in 1917 by Balfour as Foreign Secretary.

Mr Balfour's poodle the House of Lords; from the title of a book (1954) by Roy Jenkins, and ultimately in allusion to a speech by Lloyd George of 1907, in which he described the House of Lords as the ‘poodle’ of Balfour as Prime Minister.

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