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Betty Williams

1943 - 2020

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Elizabeth Williams (née Smyth; 22 May 1943 – 17 March 2020) was a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She was a co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work as a cofounder of Community of Peace People, an organisation dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.Williams headed the Global Children's Foundation and was the President of the World Centre of Compassion for Children International. She was also the Chair of Institute for Asian Democracy in Washington D.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betty Williams has received more than 18,827 page views. Her biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Betty Williams is the 73rd most popular social activist (up from 128th in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 917th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Social Activist.

Betty Williams is most famous for being a co-founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement, which was responsible for the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Among social activists, Betty Williams ranks 73 out of 538Before her are Kasturba Gandhi, Jimmy Hoffa, Beatrice Cenci, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Abimael Guzmán, and Buenaventura Durruti. After her are Aleksandr Ulyanov, Annie Besant, Thomas Cranmer, Axel Munthe, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, and Liu Xiaobo.

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Among people born in 1943, Betty Williams ranks 44Before her are Jacques Attali, Khalifa Haftar, Billie Jean King, Terrence Malick, Helmut Marko, and Denis Sassou Nguesso. After her are Gianni Rivera, Masaru Emoto, Mohammad Khatami, Mariss Jansons, Klaus Maria Brandauer, and Andreas Baader. Among people deceased in 2020, Betty Williams ranks 24Before her are Alan Parker, Juliette Gréco, Tabaré Vázquez, Paolo Rossi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. After her are Geert Hofstede, Robert Hossein, Stanley Cohen, Diana Rigg, Arthur Ashkin, and Lee Teng-hui.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Betty Williams ranks 495 out of 7,765Before her are John Everett Millais (1829), John Bunyan (1628), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Daphne du Maurier (1907), John Couch Adams (1819), and John Bonham (1948). After her are Ronnie Wood (1947), Albert Finney (1936), John Barry (1933), James Hutton (1726), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), and William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Betty Williams ranks 6Before her are Guy Fawkes (1570), Robert Owen (1771), Lady Godiva (990), Nicholas Winton (1909), and Emmeline Pankhurst (1858). After her are Annie Besant (1847), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Mairead Maguire (1944), Max Mosley (1940), Unity Mitford (1914), and Emily Davison (1872).