Ronnie Biggs

1929 - 2013

Ronnie Biggs

Ronald Arthur Biggs (8 August 1929 – 18 December 2013) was one of the men who planned and carried out the Great Train Robbery of 1963. He subsequently became notorious for his escape from prison in 1965, living as a fugitive for 36 years, and for his various publicity stunts while in exile. In 2001, he returned to the United Kingdom and spent several years in prison, where his health rapidly declined. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronnie Biggs has received more than 1,196,242 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 386th most popular singer.

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  • 2.78

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Among singers, Ronnie Biggs ranks 387 out of 3,001Before him are Agnes Baltsa, Raina Kabaivanska, Rod Evans, Bill Withers, Iva Zanicchi, and Ahmet Kaya. After him are Lepa Brena, Sacha Distel, Rubén Blades, Malcolm McLaren, R. Kelly, and Eddie the Eagle.

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Among people born in 1929, Ronnie Biggs ranks 131Before him are Jaakko Hintikka, Anne Ramsey, Michael Michai Kitbunchu, Claude Goretta, Carlos Lacoste, and Sixten Jernberg. After him are Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Thomas Remengesau Sr., Richard F. Gordon Jr., Joe Pass, Lee Hazlewood, and James Hong. Among people deceased in 2013, Ronnie Biggs ranks 108Before him are Ray Harryhausen, Marie-Claire Alain, Esther Williams, Nguyễn Khánh, Jacques Vergès, and Bernadette Lafont. After him are Marta Eggerth, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Bill Foulkes, Van Cliburn, and Ottmar Walter.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ronnie Biggs ranks 1,419 out of 5,347Before him are Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), John Rolfe (1585), J. Lee Thompson (1914), Thomas Cole (1801), and David Garrick (1717). After him are Patrick Head (1946), David Bradley (1942), Robert Darwin (1766), Orderic Vitalis (1075), Adam Sedgwick (1785), and Elsa Lanchester (1902).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Ronnie Biggs ranks 48Before him are Seal (1963), Boy George (1961), Kim Wilde (1960), Ed Sheeran (1991), Marc Bolan (1947), and Rod Evans (1947). After him are Malcolm McLaren (1946), Eddie the Eagle (1963), Jon Anderson (1944), Noel Gallagher (1967), James Blunt (1974), and Peter Green (1946).