Sid Watkins

1928 - 2012

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Eric Sidney Watkins (6 September 1928 – 12 September 2012), commonly known within the Formula One fraternity as Professor Sid or simply Prof, was an English neurosurgeon. Born in Liverpool, Watkins enrolled at the University of Liverpool where he graduated in 1952. He later served four years in the Royal Army Medical Corps before specialising in neurosurgery in Oxford and later, in London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sid Watkins has received more than 350,942 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Sid Watkins is the 8,374th most popular politician (down from 7,036th in 2019), the 1,742nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,531st in 2019) and the 278th most popular Politician.

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  • 22

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Among politicians, Sid Watkins ranks 8,374 out of 15,577Before him are Wang Ming, William VI, Duke of Aquitaine, Edmund Stoiber, James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Arabella Churchill, and Anjang of Goguryeo. After him are Władysław Czartoryski, Yehuda Ashlag, Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt, Demaratus of Corinth, Paul Ramadier, and Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg.

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Among people born in 1928, Sid Watkins ranks 178Before him are Charles Gray, Stuart Whitman, Cécile Aubry, Henry Silva, Aleksey Batalov, and Laurence Harvey. After him are Victor Stănculescu, Paul Elvstrøm, Veljko Bulajić, Eddie Fisher, Nicolas Roeg, and Leyla Gencer. Among people deceased in 2012, Sid Watkins ranks 119Before him are Estanislau Basora, Lina Romay, Georges Mathieu, Malam Bacai Sanhá, Félix Miélli Venerando, and Giorgio Chinaglia. After him are Sixten Jernberg, Sally Ride, Benzion Netanyahu, Thomas Szasz, Alexander Arutiunian, and Henry Hill.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sid Watkins ranks 1,742 out of 7,765Before him are Francis Baily (1774), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), Robert Southey (1774), Rufus Sewell (1967), Noël Coward (1899), and Antony Beevor (1946). After him are Arthur Rackham (1867), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), Robert Maynard (1684), William Sealy Gosset (1876), John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), and John Hughlings Jackson (1835).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Sid Watkins ranks 278Before him are James Connolly (1868), Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), Eystein II of Norway (1125), Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), Cenwalh of Wessex (601), and John A. Macdonald (1815). After him are Randolph Churchill (1911), Elizabeth Tudor (1492), Jeremy Corbyn (1949), William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738), Edward Balliol (1283), and Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington (1673).