Guy Fawkes

1570 - 1606

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes (; 13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who was involved in the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. He was born and educated in York; his father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes converted to Catholicism and left for mainland Europe, where he fought for Catholic Spain in the Eighty Years' War against Protestant Dutch reformers in the Low Countries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guy Fawkes has received more than 10,719,781 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular social activist.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 75.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Guy Fawkes ranks 11 out of 426Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Jan Hus, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Martin Luther King Jr., and Helen Keller. After him are Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Claus von Stauffenberg, Jean-Paul Marat, Rosa Parks, Lady Godiva, and Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Among people born in 1570, Guy Fawkes ranks 1After him are Henry Hudson, Hans Lippershey, Willem Janszoon, Giorgi Saakadze, Alessandro Salvio, Péter Pázmány, John Smyth, Abraham Janssens, and Salamone Rossi. Among people deceased in 1606, Guy Fawkes ranks 1After him are False Dmitry I, Justus Lipsius, Karel van Mander, Stephen Bocskai, Alessandro Valignano, Guru Arjan, Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Turibius of Mogrovejo, and John Lyly.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Guy Fawkes ranks 70 out of 5,347Before him are Ragnar Lodbrok (null), John Dee (1527), William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), Paul McCartney (1942), and James VI and I (1566). After him are Charles Babbage (1791), Roger Bacon (1220), Alex Ferguson (1941), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), Walter Scott (1771), and Mary Shelley (1797).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Guy Fawkes ranks 1After him are Lady Godiva (990), Robert Owen (1771), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Nicholas Winton (1909), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Betty Williams (1943), Annie Besant (1847), Mairead Maguire (1944), Wat Tyler (1341), Unity Mitford (1914), and Max Mosley (1940).

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