Noor Inayat Khan

1914 - 1944

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Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, GC (1 January 1914 – 13 September 1944), also known as Nora Inayat-Khan and Nora Baker, was a British resistance agent in France in World War II who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE).As an SOE agent under the codename Madeleine she became the first female wireless operator to be sent from the UK into occupied France to aid the French Resistance during World War II. Inayat Khan was captured after being betrayed, and executed at Dachau concentration camp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Noor Inayat Khan has received more than 2,002,914 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Noor Inayat Khan is the 2,270th most popular writer (up from 2,501st in 2019), the 766th most popular biography from Russia (up from 837th in 2019) and the 100th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Noor Inayat Khan ranks 2,270 out of 5,794Before her are Annie M. G. Schmidt, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, Jens Fink-Jensen, Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani, Hallgrímur Pétursson, and Kakinomoto no Hitomaro. After her are Phylarchus, Franz Overbeck, Anagarika Dharmapala, Edgar Lee Masters, Ueda Akinari, and Ammonius of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 1914, Noor Inayat Khan ranks 117Before her are Infante Gonzalo of Spain, Hans Wegner, Akira Matsunaga, Annie Fischer, Lyman Spitzer, and Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy. After her are Juan Carlos Onganía, Brunó Ferenc Straub, Luis Mariano, Yahya Khan, George Tabori, and Martin Ritt. Among people deceased in 1944, Noor Inayat Khan ranks 126Before her are Abdurreshid Ibrahim, André Abegglen, Ida Tarbell, Paul Hazard, Walter Heitz, and Thomas Curtis. After her are Manuel L. Quezon, Lupe Vélez, Prince Gustav of Denmark, Mineichi Koga, Félix Fénéon, and Max Nettlau.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Noor Inayat Khan ranks 766 out of 2,688Before her are Vladimir Fock (1898), Andrey Kurbsky (1528), Ivan Ilyin (1883), Nikolai Andrianov (1952), Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov (1870), and Pavel Tsitsianov (1754). After her are Franz Overbeck (1837), Vyacheslav von Plehve (1846), Viacheslav I of Kiev (1083), Andrei Voznesensky (1933), Joseph Trumpeldor (1880), and Sergei Korsakoff (1854).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Noor Inayat Khan ranks 100Before her are Arkady Gaidar (1904), Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1850), Nikolay Dobrolyubov (1836), Olga Rozanova (1886), Afanasy Fet (1820), and Andrey Kurbsky (1528). After her are Franz Overbeck (1837), Andrei Voznesensky (1933), Vladimir Stasov (1824), Samuil Marshak (1887), Kristijonas Donelaitis (1714), and Andrei Sinyavsky (1925).