Randal Cremer

1828 - 1908

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Sir William Randal Cremer (18 March 1828 – 22 July 1908) usually known by his middle name "Randal", was a British Liberal Member of Parliament, a pacifist, and a leading advocate for international arbitration. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Randal Cremer has received more than 126,774 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Randal Cremer is the 1,349th most popular politician (down from 995th in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 250th in 2019) and the 55th most popular British Politician.

He is most famous for being the founder of the Silk Road, a website that sold drugs and other illegal items. He was arrested in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison.

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Among politicians, Randal Cremer ranks 1,349 out of 19,576Before him are Stefan Lazarević, Suleyman Shah, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, Stefan Nemanja, Seljuk, and Necho II. After him are Antoine of Navarre, Giulio Andreotti, Catherine Jagiellon, Seonjo of Joseon, Emperor Wu of Jin, and Christine Lagarde.

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Among people born in 1828, Randal Cremer ranks 9Before him are Henry Dunant, Henrik Ibsen, Saigō Takamori, Rani of Jhansi, Hippolyte Taine, and Charbel Makhlouf. After him are Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Ferdinand Cohn, Albert Marth, Louise of the Netherlands, and Albert of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1908, Randal Cremer ranks 7Before him are Henri Becquerel, Empress Dowager Cixi, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Guangxu Emperor, Grover Cleveland, and Edmondo De Amicis. After him are Carlos I of Portugal, Pablo de Sarasate, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Demetrius Vikelas, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Randal Cremer ranks 298 out of 8,785Before him are Charlie Watts (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), William Morris (1834), Æthelred the Unready (968), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), and Julie Andrews (1935). After him are Henry Morton Stanley (1841), John Keats (1795), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), Peter Sellers (1925), Rod Stewart (1945), and Harold Macmillan (1894).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Randal Cremer ranks 55Before him are David Lloyd George (1863), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), Liz Truss (1975), Richard Cromwell (1626), and Æthelred the Unready (968). After him are Harold Macmillan (1894), Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), Harold Wilson (1916), Edmund Ironside (993), Edmund I (921), and James V of Scotland (1512).