Robert Conquest

1917 - 2015

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George Robert Acworth Conquest (15 July 1917 – 3 August 2015) was a British historian and poet.A long-time research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Conquest was most notable for his work on the Soviet Union. His books included The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s (1968); The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivisation and the Terror-Famine (1986); and Stalin: Breaker of Nations (1991). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Conquest has received more than 523,477 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Robert Conquest is the 170th most popular historian (down from 144th in 2019), the 1,900th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,671st in 2019) and the 16th most popular Historian.

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Among historians, Robert Conquest ranks 170 out of 339Before him are Shlomo Sand, Simon Dubnow, Michael Attaleiates, Peter Andreas Munch, Arno Peters, and Festus. After him are Heinrich Graetz, Bernard Desclot, Hermann Abert, Paisius of Hilendar, Edgar Quinet, and Philistus.

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Among people born in 1917, Robert Conquest ranks 137Before him are June Allyson, Đỗ Mười, Donald Davidson, Kerim Kerimov, Han Suyin, and Raymond Burr. After him are Isang Yun, Sameera Moussa, Mongo Santamaría, Fulbert Youlou, Shams Pahlavi, and Desi Arnaz. Among people deceased in 2015, Robert Conquest ranks 125Before him are Guy Ligier, Geoffrey Lewis, Douglas Tompkins, Aleksei Gubarev, Chea Sim, and Judith Malina. After him are Gene Amdahl, James Aldridge, Wim Ruska, Diana Douglas, Frances Oldham Kelsey, and Doris Hart.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Conquest ranks 1,900 out of 7,765Before him are Edward FitzGerald (1809), Mary Ward (1585), Philip Kerr (1956), John Mills (1908), Ray Winstone (1957), and Robert Palmer (1949). After him are Cynric (450), Prince Arthur of Connaught (1883), John Paul Jones (1747), Centwine of Wessex (643), William of Winchester, Lord of Lunenburg (1184), and William Buckland (1784).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Robert Conquest ranks 16Before him are Norman Davies (1939), E. P. Thompson (1924), Ian Kershaw (1943), Arnold Toynbee (1852), Steven Runciman (1903), and Antony Beevor (1946). After him are Charles Forbes René de Montalembert (1810), Quentin Skinner (1940), W. Montgomery Watt (1909), William of Malmesbury (1080), George Buchanan (1506), and John Foxe (1516).