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Albert Pierrepoint

1905 - 1992

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Albert Pierrepoint (; 30 March 1905 – 10 July 1992) was an English hangman who executed between 435 and 600 people in a 25-year career that ended in 1956. His father Henry and uncle Thomas were official hangmen before him. Pierrepoint was born in Clayton in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Pierrepoint has received more than 2,784,865 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Albert Pierrepoint is the 32nd most popular celebrity (up from 37th in 2019), the 850th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,074th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Albert Pierrepoint ranks 32 out of 181Before him are Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Don King, Rodney King, Jacques Mayol, Mary Mallon, and Kim Kardashian. After him are Blanche Monnier, Rosemary Kennedy, Besarion Jughashvili, Cecilia Gallerani, Edie Sedgwick, and Thérésa Tallien.

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Among people born in 1905, Albert Pierrepoint ranks 44Before him are Ivan Serov, Fred Trump, Prince John of the United Kingdom, Harry Harlow, Otto Preminger, and Félix Houphouët-Boigny. After him are Takashi Shimura, Carl Gustav Hempel, Erwin Chargaff, Lale Andersen, Emmanuel Mounier, and Kurt Gerstein. Among people deceased in 1992, Albert Pierrepoint ranks 39Before him are H. L. A. Hart, Kaysone Phomvihane, David Bohm, Sam Walton, Denny Hulme, and César Manrique. After him are Peter D. Mitchell, Joan Fuster, John Sturges, José Ferrer, Lev Gumilyov, and Denholm Elliott.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Albert Pierrepoint ranks 850 out of 7,765Before him are Anthony James Leggett (1938), Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764), John Cale (1942), John Cockcroft (1897), Damon Hill (1960), and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671). After him are W. H. Auden (1907), Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881), Olave Baden-Powell (1889), William Penn (1645), William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), and Billy Idol (1955).

Among CELEBRITIES In United Kingdom

Among celebrities born in United Kingdom, Albert Pierrepoint ranks 5Before him are Millvina Dean (1912), Joseph Merrick (1862), Mary Anning (1799), and Mary Mallon (1869). After him are Alice Keppel (1868), Christine Keeler (1942), Jane Morris (1839), Louise Brown (1978), and Domino Harvey (1969).