Peter Benenson

1921 - 2005

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Peter Benenson (born Peter James Henry Solomon; 31 July 1921 – 25 February 2005) was a British lawyer, human rights activist and the founder of human rights group Amnesty International (AI). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Benenson has received more than 212,073 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Peter Benenson is the 15th most popular lawyer, the 868th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 808th in 2019) and the most popular British Lawyer.

Peter Benenson is most famous for creating the human rights organization Amnesty International.

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Among lawyers, Peter Benenson ranks 15 out of 67Before him are Henri La Fontaine, Aemilius Papinianus, Ulpian, Tobias Asser, Tribonian, and Rudolf von Jhering. After him are Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Raphael Lemkin, John F. Kennedy Jr., Carla Del Ponte, Helmuth James von Moltke, and Ewald Georg von Kleist.

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Among people born in 1921, Peter Benenson ranks 68Before him are Zizinho, Herschel Grynszpan, Dobrica Ćosić, Louis Jourdan, Karel Appel, and Harald Quandt. After him are Abdul Salam Arif, Jane Russell, Franco Corelli, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Viktor Kulikov, and Gérard Debreu. Among people deceased in 2005, Peter Benenson ranks 48Before him are Akira Yoshizawa, Robert Wise, Hunter S. Thompson, Wim Duisenberg, Robert Sheckley, and Rosemary Kennedy. After him are Robert Moog, Ephraim Kishon, William Westmoreland, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, George Dantzig, and Emmanuelle Arsan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Benenson ranks 868 out of 6,924Before him are Ebenezer Howard (1850), Rob Roy MacGregor (1671), Andrew Huxley (1917), Norman Angell (1872), Bill Shankly (1913), and Alexander II of Scotland (1198). After him are Francis Hutcheson (1694), H. H. Asquith (1852), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Julie Walters (1950), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), and Frederick Fleet (1887).

Among LAWYERS In United Kingdom

Among lawyers born in United Kingdom, Peter Benenson ranks 1After him are William Blackstone (1723), Henry de Bracton (1210), George Hadley (1685), John Selden (1584), and A. V. Dicey (1835).