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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 110,679 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Dominique Pire is the 56th most popular social activist (up from 69th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 83rd 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 56 out of 538Before him are Alexey Stakhanov, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Witold Pilecki, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Toussaint Louverture. After him are Túpac Amaru II, Anneliese Michel, Widukind, Angela Davis, Lê Đức Thọ, and Jane Addams.

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Among people born in 1910, Dominique Pire ranks 20Before him are Gerda Taro, Ronald Coase, David Niven, Jacques Monod, Eric Berne, and Dorothy Hodgkin. After him are Chiang Ching-kuo, Kurt Meyer, William Shockley, Lee Byung-chul, William Hanna, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. Among people deceased in 1969, Dominique Pire ranks 24Before him are Jan Palach, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Otto Dix, C. F. Powell, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, and Levi Eshkol. After him are Arthur Friedenreich, Witold Gombrowicz, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Sonja Henie, Josef von Sternberg, and Moïse Tshombe.

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Among people born in Belgium, Dominique Pire ranks 70 out of 1,019Before him are Philippe of Belgium (1960), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Father Damien (1840), Petrus Christus (1410), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), and Maxime Weygand (1867). After him are Quentin Matsys (1466), Herman Van Rompuy (1947), François Englert (1932), Adolphe Quetelet (1796), Ambiorix (-100), and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927).


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