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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Blake has received more than 939,913 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. George Blake is the 40th most popular diplomat (up from 41st in 2019), the 351st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 360th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Diplomat.

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Among diplomats, George Blake ranks 40 out of 51Before him are Dean Acheson, Jean Kennedy Smith, Amr Moussa, Richard Holbrooke, Yukiya Amano, and Roger Casement. After him are Friedrich Martens, Ángel Sanz Briz, Damião de Góis, Ralph Bunche, J. Christopher Stevens, and Jules Cambon.

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Among people born in 1922, George Blake ranks 160Before him are Alexander Zinoviev, Micheline Presle, Albert Lamorisse, Luis Somoza Debayle, Eugene Stoner, and Michel Henry. After him are Hal Moore, Howard Zinn, Margherita Hack, András Hegedüs, Manshuk Mametova, and Günter Behnisch. Among people deceased in 2020, George Blake ranks 237Before him are Lê Khả Phiêu, Vyacheslav Kebich, Rishi Kapoor, János Göröcs, Irrfan Khan, and Otto Barić. After him are Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Sonja Ziemann, Jerry Sloan, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, and Orson Bean.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, George Blake ranks 351 out of 1,209Before him are Allaert van Everdingen (1621), Gemma Frisius (1508), Franciscus Donders (1818), Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (1903), Titus Brandsma (1881), and Samuel Goudsmit (1902). After him are Huub Stevens (1953), Sharon den Adel (1974), Anthon van Rappard (1858), Herman Gorter (1864), Cristina Deutekom (1931), and Cornelis van Poelenburgh (1594).

Among DIPLOMATS In Netherlands

Among diplomats born in Netherlands, George Blake ranks 1