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 16,910 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Betty Williams is the 128th most popular social activist (down from 95th in 2019), the 918th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 691st in 2019) and the 10th 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 128 out of 544Before her are Sergey Nechayev, Vesna Vulović, John Brown, Denis Mukwege, Marsha P. Johnson, and Maria Altmann. After her are Frederick Douglass, Manuela Sáenz, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Betty Ford, Hilda Gadea, and Edward Snowden.

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Among people born in 1943, Betty Williams ranks 76Before her are Lucio Dalla, Pervez Musharraf, Sam Shepard, Piet Keizer, George Benson, and Klaus von Klitzing. After her are Antonio Inoki, Vint Cerf, Paul Van Himst, Ri Chun-hee, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, and Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta. Among people deceased in 2020, Betty Williams ranks 90Before her are Vittorio Gregotti, Michel Hidalgo, Joaquín Peiró, Peter Green, Daniel arap Moi, and Robert Conrad. After her are Ilija Petković, Jair Marinho, Borys Paton, Roger Scruton, Masatoshi Koshiba, and David Prowse.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Betty Williams ranks 918 out of 6,924Before her are Tom Wilkinson (1948), Natasha Richardson (1963), Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891), Dominic Purcell (1970), Francis Walsingham (1532), and George Biddell Airy (1801). After her are George Fox (1624), John Mayall (1933), John Pople (1925), W. T. Stead (1849), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), and Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France (1424).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Betty Williams ranks 10Before her are Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Nicholas Winton (1909), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Annie Besant (1847), Emily Davison (1872), and Wat Tyler (1341). After her are Mairead Maguire (1944), Mary Dyer (1611), Unity Mitford (1914), Robert Catesby (1573), Max Mosley (1940), and Kate Sheppard (1848).