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 7,243 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Hichens is the 73rd most popular athlete, the 1,747th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 3rd most popular British Athlete.

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Among athletes, Robert Hichens ranks 73 out of 3,055Before him are Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Inese Jaunzeme, Aladár Gerevich, Thomas Curtis, Alberto Juantorena, and Matti Järvinen. After him are Valeriy Brumel, Naoto Tajima, Frederick Lorz, Stamata Revithi, Albin Stenroos, and Viktor Saneyev.

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Among people born in 1882, Robert Hichens ranks 106Before him are Kâzım Karabekir, Aurel Vlaicu, Inayat Khan, Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, and Maximiliano Hernández Martínez. After him are Walther Meissner, Vilém Mathesius, Joseph Cardijn, Halil Kut, Sylvia Pankhurst, and Shigenori Tōgō. Among people deceased in 1940, Robert Hichens ranks 69Before him are Albert Kahn, J.-H. Rosny aîné, Henri Desgrange, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, John A. Hobson, and Jan Kubelík. After him are Marie Krøyer, Phan Bội Châu, Oliver Lodge, Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz, Gjergj Fishta, and Robert Maillart.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Hichens ranks 1,747 out of 6,924Before him are Archibald Leitch (1865), David Yates (1963), Roger Hodgson (1950), Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild (1840), The Edge (1961), and John Paul Jones (1747). After him are Harold Bride (1890), John Adams (1767), Flora MacDonald (1722), John Bagot Glubb (1897), Nevil Shute (1899), and John Watson (1946).

Among ATHLETES In United Kingdom

Among athletes born in United Kingdom, Robert Hichens ranks 3Before him are Thomas Hicks (1876) and Mark Phillips (1948). After him are Sebastian Coe (1956), Harold Abrahams (1899), Roger Bannister (1929), George S. Robertson (1872), Ken McArthur (1881), Alfred Tysoe (1874), Robert Kerr (1882), Dorian Yates (1962), and Arthur Russell (1886).