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Peter Benenson

1921 - 2005

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Benenson has received more than 253,794 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Peter Benenson is the 16th most popular lawyer (down from 15th in 2019), the 813th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 867th 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 16 out of 68Before him are Al-Nawawi, Aemilius Papinianus, Tobias Asser, Rudolf von Jhering, Tribonian, and Raphael Lemkin. After him are Al-Qurtubi, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Irnerius, Carla Del Ponte, Al-Tahawi, and Muhammad al-Shaybani.

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Among people born in 1921, Peter Benenson ranks 65Before him are Viktor Kulikov, Gérard Debreu, Harald Quandt, Zizinho, Dobrica Ćosić, and Yoichiro Nambu. After him are Franco Corelli, Mary Jackson, Louis Jourdan, Yitzhak Navon, Paul Watzlawick, and Giuseppe Di Stefano. Among people deceased in 2005, Peter Benenson ranks 46Before him are Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, Ahmed Deedat, John Fowles, Hunter S. Thompson, and Wim Duisenberg. After him are Mary Jackson, Consuelo Velázquez, Akira Yoshizawa, Ephraim Kishon, Rosemary Kennedy, and Emmanuelle Arsan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Benenson ranks 813 out of 7,765Before him are Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), Robert FitzRoy (1805), William Bateson (1861), George Porter (1920), and James Hadley Chase (1906). After him are Brian Epstein (1934), Louise of Great Britain (1724), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Rex Harrison (1908), Leonora Carrington (1917), and Philip Noel-Baker (1889).

Among LAWYERS In United Kingdom

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