Dominique Pire

1910 - 1969

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Dominique Pire, O.P. (born Georges Charles Clement Ghislain Pire; 10 February 1910 – 30 January 1969) was a Belgian Dominican friar whose work helping refugees in post-World War II Europe saw him receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1958. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dominique Pire has received more than 94,634 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Dominique Pire is the 69th most popular social activist (up from 75th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 89th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Social Activist.

Dominique Pire is most famous for his "Nude" series, which depicts the female body in a realistic and unidealized way.

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Among social activists, Dominique Pire ranks 69 out of 544Before him are Widukind, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi, Anneliese Michel, Errico Malatesta, Mustafa Barzani, and Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. After him are Dragutin Dimitrijević, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Jenny von Westphalen, Edmond James de Rothschild, José Rizal, and Antipope Clement III.

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Among people born in 1910, Dominique Pire ranks 29Before him are William Shockley, Chiang Ching-kuo, Lee Byung-chul, Helenio Herrera, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Nathuram Godse. After him are Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Jean Anouilh, Eero Saarinen, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Momofuku Ando, and Robert van Gulik. Among people deceased in 1969, Dominique Pire ranks 27Before him are Sonja Henie, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Levi Eshkol, Arthur Friedenreich, and Witold Gombrowicz. After him are Boris Karloff, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Itzhak Stern, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Josef von Sternberg, and Moïse Tshombe.

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Among people born in Belgium, Dominique Pire ranks 83 out of 899Before him are Ambiorix (-100), Pieter Claesz (1596), Jacques Rogge (1942), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Adrian Willaert (1490), and Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522). After him are Jacques Piccard (1922), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Henri Pirenne (1862), Peyo (1928), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), and Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350).


Among social activists born in Belgium, Dominique Pire ranks 1After him are Marie Popelin (1846) and Henry Spira (1927).