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Joe Davis

1901 - 1978

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Joseph Davis (15 April 1901 – 10 July 1978) was an English professional snooker and English billiards player. He was the dominant figure in snooker from the 1920s to the 1950s, and has been credited with inventing aspects of the way the game is now played, such as break-building. With the help of equipment manufacturer Bill Camkin, he drove the creation of the World Snooker Championship by persuading the Billiards Association and Control Council to recognise an official professional snooker championship in 1927. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Davis has received more than 745,188 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Joe Davis is the 7,769th most popular politician (down from 6,473rd in 2019), the 1,606th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,409th in 2019) and the 257th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Joe Davis ranks 7,769 out of 15,577Before him are Alexander Mach, Kim Yong-il, Fazlollah Zahedi, Diodotus II, Soraya Tarzi, and Theodemir. After him are Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Mikhail Kasyanov, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Prince Louis Charles of Prussia, Alexander II Zabinas, and Eleonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino.

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Among people born in 1901, Joe Davis ranks 103Before him are Marino Marini, Jean Prouvé, Fred Uhlman, Eiji Tsuburaya, Michel Leiris, and Henri Cochet. After him are Souvanna Phouma, Stella Adler, Hellmuth Stieff, Ho Feng-Shan, René Pleven, and Pavel Rotmistrov. Among people deceased in 1978, Joe Davis ranks 73Before him are Lilya Brik, Robert Shaw, Wadie Haddad, Leo Ryan, José Manuel Moreno, and Max Mallowan. After him are Pancho Vladigerov, Gaston Julia, Max Decugis, Charles Best, Salvador de Madariaga, and Karl Lennart Oesch.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Joe Davis ranks 1,606 out of 7,765Before him are Lionel Robbins (1898), Andy Gibb (1958), Paul Di'Anno (1958), Sean Harris (1966), John Nelson Darby (1800), and Rædwald of East Anglia (550). After him are George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Penelope Wilton (1946), Richard Adams (1920), and Taliesin (518).

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