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Kim Philby

1912 - 1988

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Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby (1 January 1912 – 11 May 1988) was a British intelligence officer and a spy for the Soviet Union. In 1963, he was revealed to be a member of the Cambridge Five, a spy ring which had divulged British secrets to the Soviets during World War II and in the early stages of the Cold War. Of the five, Philby is believed to have been the most successful in providing secret information to the Soviets.Born in British India, Philby was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Philby has received more than 5,090,352 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Kim Philby is the 219th most popular military personnel (up from 363rd in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from India (up from 96th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Military Personnel.

Kim Philby was a British intelligence officer who was a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring. He was a double agent for the Soviet Union and is most famous for his espionage work.

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Among military personnels, Kim Philby ranks 219 out of 1,468Before him are Pedro de Valdivia, Nikolai Vatutin, Kurt Student, Han Xin, Otto Carius, and Bai Qi. After him are Karl-Otto Koch, Pausanias, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Craterus, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, and Otto Günsche.

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Among people born in 1912, Kim Philby ranks 25Before him are Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Chuck Jones, Adolf Galland, Millvina Dean, Hanna Reitsch, and Gene Kelly. After him are James Callaghan, Konrad Emil Bloch, Robert Doisneau, Maria Mandl, Alois Brunner, and Pierre Boulle. Among people deceased in 1988, Kim Philby ranks 13Before him are Chet Baker, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Robert A. Heinlein, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nikolaas Tinbergen, and Chiang Ching-kuo. After him are Roy Orbison, Raymond Carver, Juan Pujol García, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Virginia Satir, and Gert Fröbe.

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Among people born in India, Kim Philby ranks 62 out of 1,493Before him are Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Savitribai Phule (1831), Salman Khan (1965), Vyasa (-390), Premchand (1880), and Aśvaghoṣa (80). After him are Ronald Ross (1857), Satyajit Ray (1921), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), and Ghalib (1797).


Among military personnels born in India, Kim Philby ranks 1After him are Baji Rao I (1700), Tatya Tope (1814), Rash Behari Bose (1886), Mad Mike Hoare (1919), Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832), Orde Wingate (1903), Bipin Rawat (1958), John Frost (1912), Sam Manekshaw (1914), John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910), and Kenneth Anderson (1891).