Robert Maxwell

1923 - 1991

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Ian Robert Maxwell (born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch; 10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a Czechoslovak-born British media proprietor, politician, fraudster, and the father of the convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell. After escaping the Nazi occupation of his native country, Maxwell joined the Czechoslovak Army in exile during World War II and was decorated after active service in the British Army. In subsequent years he worked in publishing, building up Pergamon Press to a major academic publisher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Maxwell has received more than 9,398,436 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Robert Maxwell is the 4,742nd most popular politician (up from 6,630th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 238th in 2019) and the 55th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

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Among politicians, Robert Maxwell ranks 4,742 out of 19,576Before him are Maeda Toshiie, Birsa Munda, Peter von Biron, Giuseppe Conte, Iltutmish, and Ahmed Aboul Gheit. After him are Erwin Piscator, Olav Magnusson of Norway, İslâm III Giray, Mamoru Shigemitsu, Casimir II the Just, and Bernard de Tremelay.

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Among people born in 1923, Robert Maxwell ranks 61Before him are Dev Anand, Freeman Dyson, Victoria de los Ángeles, Chaleo Yoovidhya, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, and Merton Miller. After him are Vladimir Gelfand, Rasul Gamzatov, Antony Flew, Cliff Robertson, Frederick Herzberg, and Gyula Lóránt. Among people deceased in 1991, Robert Maxwell ranks 50Before him are Ivan Kozhedub, Salvador Luria, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Shapour Bakhtiar, Richard Stone, and Tony Richardson. After him are Alfonso García Robles, Princess Ileana of Romania, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Roddenberry, Christian de Castries, and George Stigler.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Robert Maxwell ranks 172 out of 1,365Before him are Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Andriy Melnyk (1890), Sigismund Korybut (1395), Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873), Marina Mniszech (1588), and Alexander Pechersky (1909). After him are Valentyn Sylvestrov (1937), Moshé Feldenkrais (1904), Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909), Pavel Popovich (1930), Pavel Batitsky (1910), and Leo Kanner (1894).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Robert Maxwell ranks 55Before him are Ephraim Katzir (1916), Nikolai Ryzhkov (1929), Oleksandr Turchynov (1964), Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (1612), Ewelina Hańska (1805), and Konstanty Ostrogski (1460). After him are Leo Kanner (1894), Eupraxia of Kiev (1071), Valeriy Borzov (1949), Ivan Sirko (1610), Georgy Pyatakov (1890), and Batbayan (700).