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David Jacobs

1888 - 1976

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David Henry Jacobs (30 April 1888 – 6 June 1976) was a Welsh-born track and field sprinter. He was the first British Jew to win an Olympic gold medal.He was born in Cardiff, to John Jacobs (previously Yaakov), who was a general dealer from London. His athletics career started in London with Herne Hill Harriers in 1908. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Jacobs has received more than 23,320 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). David Jacobs is the 1,471st most popular athlete (down from 1,291st in 2019), the 5,193rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 5,288th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular British Athlete.

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Among athletes, David Jacobs ranks 1,471 out of 3,059Before him are Svetlana Masterkova, Steve Ovett, Marga Petersen, Karl Schnabl, Mack Robinson, and Hanna Öberg. After him are Saida Gunba, Christina Lathan, Merritt Giffin, Queenie Newall, Lawrence Stevens, and Allan Wells.

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Among people born in 1888, David Jacobs ranks 236Before him are Osvald Moberg, Christian Gitsham, Joyce Cary, Nils Silfverskiöld, Gabriel Thorstensen, and Georges Vanier. After him are Jack Holt, Walther Penck, Paul Cavanagh, James Waddell Alexander II, Thomas Sopwith, and Tor Lund. Among people deceased in 1976, David Jacobs ranks 233Before him are Tadeusz Friedrich, Sybil Thorndike, Renata Viganò, Alfredo Pitto, Károly Takács, and Cathy Downs. After him are Lawrence Shields, Donald Howard Menzel, Alastair Sim, Barbara Nichols, Anissa Jones, and Vera C. Bushfield.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Jacobs ranks 5,193 out of 7,765Before him are John Aston Sr. (1921), Timothy Gowers (1963), Anna Neagle (1904), Pat Rice (1949), George Peele (1556), and Lalla Ward (1951). After him are Gugu Mbatha-Raw (1983), Angela Cartwright (1952), Rag'n'Bone Man (1985), Saunders Lewis (1893), Dannie Abse (1923), and Queenie Newall (1854).

Among ATHLETES In United Kingdom

Among athletes born in United Kingdom, David Jacobs ranks 52Before him are Ken Matthews (1934), Steve Redgrave (1962), Harold Whitlock (1903), Douglas Lowe (1902), Daley Thompson (1958), and Steve Ovett (1955). After him are Queenie Newall (1854), Allan Wells (1952), Fiona May (1969), Mary Rand (1940), Lynn Davies (1942), and Willie Applegarth (1890).