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George Blake

1922 - 2020

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George Blake (né Behar; 11 November 1922 – 26 December 2020) was a spy with Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union. He became a communist and decided to work for the MGB while a prisoner during the Korean War. Discovered in 1961 and sentenced to 42 years in prison, he escaped from Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London in 1966 and fled to the Soviet Union, where he resided until his death in 2020. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Blake has received more than 1,224,933 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). George Blake is the 26th most popular diplomat (up from 40th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 351st in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Diplomat.

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Among diplomats, George Blake ranks 26 out of 52Before him are Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Chaim Herzog, George F. Kennan, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Megasthenes, and Thomas Klestil. After him are Irina Bokova, Giovanni Villani, Édith Cresson, Alfonso García Robles, Antony Blinken, and Porfirio Rubirosa.

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Among people born in 1922, George Blake ranks 64Before him are Richard Hamilton, Lucian Freud, Toots Thielemans, Oskar Werner, Joan Fuster, and Adolfo Celi. After him are Yuri Lotman, Barbara Bel Geddes, Carl Reiner, Jake LaMotta, Denholm Elliott, and María Casares. Among people deceased in 2020, George Blake ranks 65Before him are Jack Steinberger, Kenny Rogers, Ken Hensley, Terry Jones, Conchata Ferrell, and Buck Henry. After him are Masatoshi Koshiba, Pranab Mukherjee, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Carl Reiner, Eddie Van Halen, and Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, George Blake ranks 148 out of 1,427Before him are Mariska Veres (1947), Zacharias Janssen (1585), Ferdinand Bol (1616), Arie Haan (1948), Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (1948), and Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939). After him are Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Wim Kok (1938), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), Antonis Mor (1519), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), and Theo van Gogh (1957).

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Among diplomats born in Netherlands, George Blake ranks 1