Nicholas Winton

1909 - 2015

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Sir Nicholas George Winton (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was a British humanitarian who helped to rescue children who were at risk of oppression by Nazi Germany. Born to German-Jewish parents who had emigrated 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 3,726,283 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicholas Winton is the 36th most popular social activist (up from 61st in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 497th in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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 36 out of 538Before him are Élie Ducommun, Ferdinand Lassalle, Simon Wiesenthal, Sadako Sasaki, Emily Greene Balch, and Simon bar Kokhba. After him are Sophie Scholl, Jan Palach, Emma Goldman, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Alfred Hermann Fried.

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Among people born in 1909, Nicholas Winton ranks 11Before him are Peter Drucker, Simone Weil, Andrei Gromyko, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Francis Bacon, and Victor Borge. After him are U Thant, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Isaiah Berlin, Kwame Nkrumah, Mohammed V of Morocco, and Li Xiannian. Among people deceased in 2015, Nicholas Winton ranks 16Before him are Tomas Tranströmer, Helmut Schmidt, B.B. King, Anita Ekberg, Lemmy, and Laura Antonelli. After him are Henning Mankell, Süleyman Demirel, Kim Young-sam, Josef Masopust, Leonard Nimoy, and Ulrich Beck.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nicholas Winton ranks 272 out of 7,765Before him are David Lloyd George (1863), John Constable (1776), Jeremy Irons (1948), George Everest (1790), Mary of Teck (1867), and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901). After him are John Keats (1795), Jane Goodall (1934), Benjamin Britten (1913), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Peter Higgs (1929), and Alec Guinness (1914).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Nicholas Winton ranks 4Before him are Guy Fawkes (1570), Robert Owen (1771), and Lady Godiva (990). After him are Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Betty Williams (1943), Annie Besant (1847), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Mairead Maguire (1944), Max Mosley (1940), Unity Mitford (1914), and Emily Davison (1872).