Edith Cavell

1865 - 1915

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Edith Louisa Cavell (; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and for helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edith Cavell has received more than 1,729,441 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Edith Cavell is the 1,070th most popular religious figure (down from 1,005th in 2019), the 1,259th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,153rd in 2019) and the 26th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Edith Cavell ranks 1,070 out of 2,272Before her are Julian Cesarini, Nahshon, Kartini, Margaret of Cortona, Felix of Valois, and Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni. After her are Francesco Barberini, Blandina, Sasan, Antipope Sylvester IV, Billy Meier, and Jeanne Guyon.

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Among people born in 1865, Edith Cavell ranks 48Before her are Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke, Nikola Zhekov, Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow, Shigechiyo Izumi, Rüdiger von der Goltz, and Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg. After her are Abraham Isaac Kook, Hannah Chaplin, Friedrich Paschen, Sabino Arana, Duchess Amalie in Bavaria, and Rainis. Among people deceased in 1915, Edith Cavell ranks 25Before her are Saitō Hajime, Karl Goldmark, Julius von Payer, Arthur Auwers, Remy de Gourmont, and Anna Leonowens. After her are Konstantin Makovsky, François Faber, Anton von Werner, Theodor Leschetizky, Friedrich Loeffler, and Oswald Külpe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edith Cavell ranks 1,259 out of 6,924Before her are Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick (1475), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1935), John Nash (1752), Ryan Giggs (1973), Edward Bach (1886), and Alfred Molina (1953). After her are J. Michael Kosterlitz (1943), Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883), William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1146), Bear Grylls (1974), Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854), and Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Edith Cavell ranks 26Before her are John Harvard (1607), Hudson Taylor (1832), John Fisher (1469), Simon Stock (1164), Annie Chapman (1841), and Henry (1100). After her are Catherine Eddowes (1842), John Ball (1338), Saint David (512), Reginald Lee (1870), Elizabeth Blount (1500), and Roger Deakins (1949).