Robert Blake

1599 - 1657

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General at Sea Robert Blake (27 September 1598 – 17 August 1657) was an important naval commander of the Commonwealth of England and one of the most famous English admirals of the 17th century. His successes have been considered to have "never been excelled, not even by Nelson" according to one biographer. Blake is recognised as the chief founder of England's naval supremacy, a dominance subsequently inherited by the British Royal Navy into the early 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Blake has received more than 142,275 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Robert Blake is the 861st most popular military personnel (down from 700th in 2019), the 1,693rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,405th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Robert Blake ranks 861 out of 1,466Before him are Karol Świerczewski, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Hōjō Ujiyasu, Macrianus Major, George B. McClellan, and Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst. After him are Fritz von Below, Max Pauly, Bruno Loerzer, Erich Abraham, Peter Lacy, and Walter Stennes.

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Among people born in 1599, Robert Blake ranks 12Before him are Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Ottavio Piccolomini, Stefan Czarniecki, Andrea Sacchi, Pieter van Laer, and Christian the Younger of Brunswick. After him are John Berchmans and Adriaen van Utrecht. Among people deceased in 1657, Robert Blake ranks 14Before him are Clara Peeters, Balthasar van der Ast, Jacob van Campen, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, Andrew Bobola, and Jacob van Eyck. After him are Olimpia Maidalchini, Hayashi Razan, Menasseh Ben Israel, Johann Baptist Cysat, and William Bradford.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Blake ranks 1,693 out of 6,924Before him are Catherine Carey (1523), John Wyndham (1903), Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), Ian Wilmut (1944), John Flaxman (1755), and James Cosmo (1947). After him are George Green (1793), Dunstan (909), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), Karen Armstrong (1944), Phil Lynott (1949), and Matthew Flinders (1774).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Robert Blake ranks 33Before him are John Alcock (1892), Edward Vernon (1684), Bertram Ramsay (1883), John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852), Arthur Percival (1887), and Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717). After him are John Paul Jones (1747), Harold Bride (1890), Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder (1890), William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe (1729), FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788), and J. F. C. Fuller (1878).