Nicholas Winton

1909 - 2015

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Sir Nicholas George Winton (né Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was a British stockbroker and humanitarian who helped to rescue Jewish children who were at risk of being murdered by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. Born to German-Jewish parents who had immigrated to Britain at the beginning of the 20th century, Winton assisted in the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Winton has received more than 6,102,192 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Nicholas Winton is the 17th most popular social activist (up from 37th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 272nd in 2019) and the most popular British Social Activist.

Nicholas Winton was a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.

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Among social activists, Nicholas Winton ranks 17 out of 840Before him are Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Martin Luther King Jr., Jean-Paul Marat, Claus von Stauffenberg, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Jane Addams. After him are Rosa Parks, Gustav I of Sweden, Peter Kropotkin, Robert Owen, Bertha von Suttner, and Thomas Müntzer.

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Among people born in 1909, Nicholas Winton ranks 2Before him is Stepan Bandera. After him are Eugène Ionesco, Francis Bacon, Osamu Dazai, Simone Weil, Juliana of the Netherlands, Peter Drucker, Victor Borge, U Thant, Kwame Nkrumah, and Rita Levi-Montalcini. Among people deceased in 2015, Nicholas Winton ranks 6Before him are Lee Kuan Yew, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Günter Grass, John Forbes Nash Jr., and Demis Roussos. After him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Christopher Lee, Omar Sharif, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, and B.B. King.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Nicholas Winton ranks 91 out of 8,785Before him are Alan Rickman (1946), Mary Shelley (1797), George Harrison (1943), Henry VII of England (1457), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), and John Napier (1550). After him are Edward III of England (1312), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Jeff Beck (1944), Walter Scott (1771), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), and Paul Dirac (1902).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Nicholas Winton ranks 1After him are Robert Owen (1771), Guy Fawkes (1570), Lady Godiva (990), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Betty Williams (1943), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Annie Besant (1847), Mairead Maguire (1944), Emily Davison (1872), Max Mosley (1940), and Sylvia Pankhurst (1882).