Charles Lightoller

1874 - 1952

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Charles Herbert Lightoller, (30 March 1874 – 8 December 1952) was a British mariner and naval officer. He was the second officer on board the RMS Titanic and the most senior member of the crew to survive the Titanic disaster. As the officer in charge of loading passengers into lifeboats on the port side, Lightoller strictly enforced the women and children only protocol, not allowing any male passengers to board the lifeboats unless they were needed as auxiliary seamen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Lightoller has received more than 1,680,239 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Charles Lightoller is the 293rd most popular companion (up from 295th in 2019), the 891st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 871st in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Companion.

Charles Lightoller was the second officer on the Titanic and was one of the few people to survive the sinking. He helped rescue many passengers and crew members.

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Among companions, Charles Lightoller ranks 293 out of 687Before him are Anna Porphyrogenita, Rosalynn Carter, Nur Jahan, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Adelaide of Aquitaine, and Maria Sophia of Neuburg. After him are Joan of Navarre, Queen of England, Queen Rania of Jordan, Kunigunda of Halych, Amestris, Zuleikha, and Isabella of Bourbon.

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Among people born in 1874, Charles Lightoller ranks 42Before him are Josef Suk, Charles Ives, Prince Jean, Duke of Guise, Joseph Erlanger, John D. Rockefeller Jr., and Luigi Einaudi. After him are Otto Mueller, Reynaldo Hahn, Vyacheslav Menzhinsky, Lewis Hine, Henri Guisan, and Henri Farman. Among people deceased in 1952, Charles Lightoller ranks 28Before him are Kiichiro Toyoda, Robert Guérin, Sveinn Björnsson, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Charles Maurras, and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny. After him are George Santayana, Clark L. Hull, Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, John Langenus, Alfred Einstein, and Bedřich Hrozný.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Lightoller ranks 891 out of 6,924Before him are Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924), Archer Martin (1910), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), Robert Adam (1728), and Peter Green (1946). After him are Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Rob Halford (1951), Margaret of York (1446), William Carey (1761), Brian Josephson (1940), and Ian McDiarmid (1944).

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