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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 (and leader in the Maze prison) 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 Balmoral Furniture Company bombing 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 3,700,535 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Bobby Sands is the 9,271st most popular politician (down from 8,782nd in 2019), the 1,939th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,934th in 2019) and the 310th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Bobby Sands ranks 9,271 out of 15,577Before him are Gustave Garrigou, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, William IX, Marquis of Montferrat, Arnulf, Count of Holland, Princess Eudoxia of Bulgaria, and Dirk I, Count of Holland. After him are Shu-Sin, Mariano Arista, Hiawatha, Jambyn Batmönkh, Entemena, and Lev Mekhlis.

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Among people born in 1954, Bobby Sands ranks 121Before him are Dieter Müller, Chris Gardner, Neil Tennant, Roberto Dinamite, Lee Chang-dong, and Paul Rusesabagina. After him are David Lee Roth, Karin Fossum, Margaux Hemingway, Phil Taylor, Jeffrey Sachs, and Abdelilah Benkirane. Among people deceased in 1981, Bobby Sands ranks 86Before him are Hermann Esser, Rensis Likert, Franjo Šeper, Nargis, Glauber Rocha, and Edith Head. After him are Ricardo Wolf, Alexander Kotov, Claude Auchinleck, Jerzy Neyman, Edvard Kocbek, and Lanza del Vasto.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bobby Sands ranks 1,939 out of 7,765Before him are Martin Rees (1942), Thom Yorke (1968), Robert Fortune (1812), Adele (1988), John Chadwick (1920), and James Ferguson (1797). After him are Sylvester McCoy (1943), John Loudon McAdam (1756), K. K. Downing (1951), Bob Peck (1945), Captain Tom (1920), and Benedict Wong (1971).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Bobby Sands ranks 310Before him are Centwine of Wessex (643), Ine of Wessex (700), John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859), Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847), Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776), and Martin Rees (1942). After him are John Hume (1937), Ken Tyrrell (1924), Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots (1404), Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild (1840), Louisa Adams (1775), and Caratacus (15).