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Paddy Roy Bates

1921 - 2012

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Patrick Roy Bates (29 August 1921 – 9 October 2012), self-styled as Prince Roy of Sealand, was a British pirate radio broadcaster and micronationalist, who founded the self-proclaimed Principality of Sealand. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paddy Roy Bates has received more than 585,839 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Paddy Roy Bates is the 532nd most popular military personnel (up from 728th in 2019), the 1,012th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,420th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Paddy Roy Bates ranks 532 out of 1,468Before him are Ivan Yakubovsky, Antonio Tejero, Sergey Gorshkov, Bob Denard, Heinz Lammerding, and Walter Rauff. After him are Bo'orchu, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Teruo Nakamura, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, Cao Zhen, and Gao Shun.

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Among people born in 1921, Paddy Roy Bates ranks 83Before him are Mario Lanza, Betty Friedan, Miklós Jancsó, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Karel Appel, and Herta Bothe. After him are Chris Marker, Amin al-Hafiz, Thomas Schelling, John Money, Geoffrey Wilkinson, and James Clavell. Among people deceased in 2012, Paddy Roy Bates ranks 63Before him are Ben Gazzara, George Armitage Miller, Gustav Leonhardt, Kathryn Joosten, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., and Herbert Lom. After him are Chris Marker, Miguel de la Madrid, Rauf Denktaş, Helmut Haller, Renato Dulbecco, and Paul L. Smith.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Paddy Roy Bates ranks 1,012 out of 7,765Before him are Ida Noddack (1896), Freeman Dyson (1923), Hans Sloane (1660), Robert Hardy (1925), Cozy Powell (1947), and Mary Somerville (1780). After him are Van Morrison (1945), Princess Marie of Orléans (1865), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Winifred Wagner (1897), Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (1156), and Helen McCrory (1968).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Paddy Roy Bates ranks 18Before him are Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), John Hanning Speke (1827), John Hawkins (1532), James Paul Moody (1887), William Bligh (1754), and Harold Lowe (1882). After him are Jack Phillips (1887), Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891), Woodes Rogers (1679), Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883), Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861), and William Stuart-Houston (1911).