Hubert Van Innis

1866 - 1961

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Gerard Theodor Hubert Van Innis (24 February 1866 – 25 November 1961) was a Belgian competitor in the sport of archery, he competed in two Summer Olympics 20 years apart and came away with six gold medals and three silver medals. As a young boy the story goes he was forced to work as a milk delivery boy in the villages around Brussels, and at the end of his deliveries he would send his dog and cart home while he went off to practice his archery skills. When he was 13 years old he won the first prize in a main competition Antwerp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hubert Van Innis has received more than 44,942 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Hubert Van Innis is the 131st most popular athlete (down from 106th in 2019), the 375th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 349th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Hubert Van Innis ranks 131 out of 6,025Before him are Galina Chistyakova, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Stamata Revithi, Vladimír Dzurilla, Thomas Hicks, and Gaston Reiff. After him are Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Waldemar Cierpinski, Lina Radke, Alfred Neuland, Kipchoge Keino, and Paula Mollenhauer.

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Among people born in 1866, Hubert Van Innis ranks 66Before him are Roger Fry, Władysław Podkowiński, Kazimierz Twardowski, Charles Mangin, Stamata Revithi, and Gustav Cassel. After him are Pyotr Lebedev, António José de Almeida, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera, Carlos Schwabe, and Joel Hastings Metcalf. Among people deceased in 1961, Hubert Van Innis ranks 66Before him are Charles D. B. King, Vladimir Sofronitsky, Domenico Tardini, Mihail Sadoveanu, Lucian Blaga, and Andrzej Munk. After him are Anton Flettner, Kjeld Abell, Charles Coburn, Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Arnold Gesell, and Václav Talich.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Hubert Van Innis ranks 375 out of 1,190Before him are Marcel Broodthaers (1924), Joseph Jongen (1873), Lucas van Valckenborch (1535), Gaston Reiff (1921), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), and José van Dam (1940). After him are Aelbrecht Bouts (1450), Franciscus Gomarus (1563), Dirk II, Count of Holland (901), Freddy Maertens (1952), Marc Rich (1934), and Erasmus Quellinus the Younger (1607).

Among ATHLETES In Belgium

Among athletes born in Belgium, Hubert Van Innis ranks 3Before him are Gaston Roelants (1937), and Gaston Reiff (1921). After him are Robert Hennet (1886), Ivo Van Damme (1954), Victor Willems (1877), Emiel Puttemans (1947), Joël Robert (1943), Louis Glineur (1849), Étienne Gailly (1922), Émile Grumiaux (1861), and Prosper Bruggeman (1873).