Robert Hichens

1882 - 1940

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Robert Hichens (16 September 1882 – 23 September 1940) was a British sailor who was part of the deck crew on board the RMS Titanic when she sank on her maiden voyage on 15 April 1912. He was one of six quartermasters on board the vessel and was at the ship's wheel when the Titanic struck the iceberg. He was in charge of Lifeboat #6, where he refused to return to rescue people from the water according to several accounts of those on the boat, including Margaret Brown, who argued with him throughout the early morning. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Hichens has received more than 7,695 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Robert Hichens is the 100th most popular athlete (down from 73rd in 2019), the 2,007th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,746th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Athlete.

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Among athletes, Robert Hichens ranks 100 out of 3,059Before him are Pyotr Bolotnikov, Saïd Aouita, Keto Losaberidze, Leonid Bartenyev, Albin Stenroos, and Oscar Swahn. After him are Mamo Wolde, Hubert Van Innis, Frank Jarvis, Ewa Kłobukowska, Rosemarie Ackermann, and Eugenio Monti.

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Among people born in 1882, Robert Hichens ranks 123Before him are Douglas Mawson, Arnold Rothstein, Holland Smith, Leo White, Takenoshin Nakai, and Geraldine Farrar. After him are Donald Crisp, Hugh Dowding, Edmund Glaise-Horstenau, Joseph Marx, Karl Valentin, and Hendrik Willem van Loon. Among people deceased in 1940, Robert Hichens ranks 82Before him are Albert Kahn, Abdelhamid Ben Badis, Olga Boznańska, Marcel Granet, Alfred Fowler, and Ben Turpin. After him are Cai Yuanpei, José Félix Estigarribia, J.-H. Rosny aîné, Karl Muck, Robert Maillart, and Gyula Kellner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Hichens ranks 2,007 out of 7,765Before him are George Frederic Watts (1817), Mary Hopkin (1950), Samuel Baker (1821), Nicollette Sheridan (1963), Chiwetel Ejiofor (1977), and Joseph Delaney (1945). After him are Albert F. Mummery (1855), Claude Auchinleck (1884), Chris Bristow (1937), Tony Brooks (1932), David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871), and Jane Morris (1839).

Among ATHLETES In United Kingdom

Among athletes born in United Kingdom, Robert Hichens ranks 4Before him are Mark Phillips (1948), Sebastian Coe (1956), and Thomas Hicks (1876). After him are Harold Abrahams (1899), Roger Bannister (1929), Dorian Yates (1962), Dorothy Manley (1927), Alfred Tysoe (1874), Ken McArthur (1881), Jonathan Edwards (1966), and Arthur Russell (1886).