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George Floyd

1973 - 2020

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George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was an African-American man who was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest made after a store clerk suspected Floyd may have used a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, on May 25, 2020. Derek Chauvin, one of the four police officers who arrived on the scene, knelt on Floyd's neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds which caused a lack of oxygen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Floyd has received more than 13,408,622 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). George Floyd is the 8th most popular inspiration (down from 7th in 2019), the 6,862nd most popular biography from United States (up from 15,915th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Inspiration.

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  • 46.14

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  • 39

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  • 2.81

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  • 4.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among inspirations, George Floyd ranks 8 out of 7Before him are Eugène François Vidocq, Johann Georg Faust, Alice Liddell, Joseph Bell, Andrew Wakefield, and Jack LaLanne.

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Among people born in 1973, George Floyd ranks 166Before him are Tijani Babangida, Kevin McKidd, Steven Ogg, John Dolmayan, Sébastien Izambard, and Surya Bonaly. After him are Song Yoon-ah, Ljubomir Vranjes, Loris Capirossi, Juninho Paulista, Milan Rapaić, and Jung Woo-sung. Among people deceased in 2020, George Floyd ranks 421Before him are Ang Rita, Gianfranco Terenzi, Michael Chapman, Irina Kirichenko, Mohammad Mirmohammadi, and Earl Cameron. After him are John Lyons, Renato Corti, Richard Corben, Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, Agnes Simon, and Lucien Sève.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Floyd ranks 6,862 out of 18,182Before him are Charles R. Knight (1874), Gil Birmingham (1953), Mildred Davis (1901), Kenneth Lay (1942), Bob Kiesel (1911), and Ashley Benson (1989). After him are Mark Frost (1953), Donald Wills Douglas Sr. (1892), Arthur Barnard (1929), Justin Gatlin (1982), Christopher Jones (1941), and Michael Lerner (1941).

Among INSPIRATIONS In United States

Among inspirations born in United States, George Floyd ranks 2Before him are Jack LaLanne (1914).