Bobby Sands

1954 - 1981

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Robert Gerard Sands (Irish: Roibeárd Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh; 9 March 1954 – 5 May 1981) was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze in Northern Ireland. Sands helped to plan the 1976 bombing of the Balmoral Furniture Company in Dunmurry, which was followed by a gun battle with the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Sands has received more than 2,980,368 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Bobby Sands is the 8,795th most popular politician (up from 9,227th in 2019), the 1,936th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,978th in 2019) and the 307th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Bobby Sands ranks 8,795 out of 15,710Before him are Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Li Zhanshu, Sadiq Khan, Ekkathat, Leo I, Prince of Armenia, and José Batlle y Ordóñez. After him are Count Kasimir Felix Badeni, Mostafa Chamran, Ghazi Muhammad, Firuz Shah Tughlaq, Milton George Henschel, and Igor Ivanov.

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Among people born in 1954, Bobby Sands ranks 109Before him are Milan Martić, Karin Fossum, Lorraine Bracco, Jeff Porcaro, Hermann Tilke, and Patty Hearst. After him are Mirza Delibašić, Jens Galschiøt, David Lee Roth, Patsy Reddy, James Pickens Jr., and Luis Arconada. Among people deceased in 1981, Bobby Sands ranks 87Before him are Jean Eustache, Glauber Rocha, Ziaur Rahman, Walter Heitler, Lanza del Vasto, and Norman Taurog. After him are Mostafa Chamran, Hermann Esser, Mohammad Beheshti, Savitri, Edvard Kocbek, and Harry Harlow.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bobby Sands ranks 1,936 out of 6,924Before him are Henry Allingham (1896), Arthur Phillip (1738), Harold Abrahams (1899), Duncan Haldane (1951), Sadiq Khan (1970), and Chris Bristow (1937). After him are Michael Dummett (1925), Dick Taylor (1943), Wilfred Owen (1893), Matthew Paris (1200), John A. Macdonald (1815), and David A. Stewart (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Bobby Sands ranks 307Before him are David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon (1961), Marjorie Bruce (1297), Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1355), F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich (1782), Arthur Phillip (1738), and Sadiq Khan (1970). After him are John A. Macdonald (1815), Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763), Randolph Churchill (1911), Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany (1182), Asma al-Assad (1975), and Æthelfrith (600).