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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 John Lennon (1940–1980), pop star, co-founder of The Beatles 755028
2 Sir Paul McCartney (born 1942), pop star, co-founder of The Beatles 45563
3 Norman Wisdom (born 1915) 42558
4 Henry VIII (1491–1547), separated English Catholicism from link with the Roman Catholic Church 39393
5 Cheryl Cole Singer (born 1983) 35325
6 Stephen Hawking (born 1942), cosmologist 32897
7 Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727), founder of modern physics, inventor of the reflector telescope 32546
8 George Harrison (1943–2001), composer, member of The Beatles 31239
9 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1926), English-born British monarch 29912
10 Ringo Starr (born 1940), composer, member of The Beatles 28969
11 Elizabeth I (1558–1603), Protestant queen and first Supreme Governor of the Church of England 25398
12 David Bowie (born 1947) 22237
13 John Locke (1632–1704), philosopher 22082
14 Charles Darwin (1809–1882), Founder of The Theory of Evolution 21949
15 Winston Churchill (1874–1965), British prime minister 21355
16 Sir Alan Sugar (born 1947), electronics 20766
17 Ozzy Osbourne (born 1948) 19856
18 Jack the Ripper (serial killer) 19794
19 Robbie Williams (born 1974) 17279
20 Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977) 17185
21 Banksy (born c. 1974), graffiti artist 17095
22 Robert Pattinson (born 1986) 16507
23 David Beckham (born 1975), football player 16305
24 Emma Watson (born 1990) 16255
25 Keira Knightley (born 1985) 15881
26 Eric Clapton (born 1945) 15057
27 Margaret Thatcher (born 1925), British prime minister 14678
28 Audrey Hepburn Actress/Icon (born 1929) 14600
29 Simon Cowell (born 1959), T.V. personality, record producer 14330
30 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (born 1987) 14228
31 Stephen Fry (born 1958) 14038
32 Naomi Watts Actress (born-1968) 13954
33 Kate Beckinsale (born 1973) 13178
34 Gemma Arterton (born 1986) 13047
35 Patrick Stewart (born 1940) 12666
36 Sir Elton John (born 1947), pop star and composer 12665
37 Mary I (1553–1558), Roman Catholic queen 12603
38 Hugh Laurie (born 1959) 12421
39 Christian Bale (born 1974) 12252
40 Lily Allen (born 1985) 12117
41 Daniel Radcliffe (born 1989) 12008
42 Amy Winehouse (born 1983) 11722
43 Kate Winslet (born 1975) 11592
44 Sir Richard Branson (born 1950) 11403
45 Richard the Lionheart (1157–1199), English monarch, leader and hero of the Third Crusade 11049
46 Kelly Brook (born 1979) 11011
47 Sacha Baron Cohen (born 1971) 10361
48 Dame Elizabeth Taylor (born 1932) 10262
49 Jeremy Clarkson (born 1960), T.V. Presenter, broadcaster and writer. 10224
50 Pixie Lott (born 1991), Pop star 9958
51 Jimmy Page (born 1944), guitarist 9850
52 Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679), philosopher 9797
53 Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) 9744
54 Roger Waters (born 1943), founder of Pink Floyd 9726
55 Carey Mulligan Actress (born-1985) 9684
56 Rod Stewart (born 1945) 9593
57 William Blake (1757–1827), painter, poet 9577
58 John Dalton (1766–1844), chemist and physicist 9515
59 Wayne Rooney (born 1985), footballer 9511
60 Dame Helen Mirren (born 1945) 9507
61 Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658), Lord Protector of England 9473
62 Guy Fawkes 9472
63 Alan Rickman (born 1946) 9373
64 Aaron Johnson (born 1990) 9190
65 Rowan Atkinson (born 1955) 9063
66 Thomas Paine (1737–1809) 9007
67 Sir Michael Caine (born 1933) 8845
68 Leona Lewis (born 1985), singer and songwriter 8801
69 Dido (Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong) (born 1971), singer and songwriter 8750
70 Richard Dawkins (born 1941), evolutionary theorist 8735
71 Helena Bonham Carter Actress (born 1966) 8714
72 Daniel Craig (born 1968) 8476
73 Gary Oldman (born 1958) 8336
74 Wentworth Miller (born 1972) 8318
75 Thom Yorke (born 1968), singer-songwriter, musician, member of Radiohead 8153
76 Emma Thompson (born 1959) 8046
77 Robert Plant (born 1948), singer, member of Led Zeppelin 8031
78 J. J. Thomson (1856–1940), physicist 7861
79 Edward I (1272–1307), English monarch 7834
80 Tony Blair (born 1953), British prime minister 7789
81 Ralph Fiennes (born 1962) 7631
82 Minnie Driver Actress (born 1970) 7617
83 Emily Blunt Actress (born 1983) 7604
84 Orlando Bloom (born 1977) 7531
85 Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), philosopher 7462
86 Cary Grant (1904–1986), film actor. 7299
87 Simon Pegg (born 1970) 7285
88 Sienna Guillory Actress (born 1975) 7220
89 James Cook (1728–1779), British explorer 7174
90 Morrissey (born 1959), composer, member of The Smiths 7164
91 Edward VI (1547–1553), first English Protestant monarch. 7155
92 Victoria Beckham (born 1974), singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, author, businesswoman, actress and model 7005
93 Daniel Day-Lewis (born 1957) 6997
94 Damon Albarn (born 1968), singer-songwriter 6959
95 Olivia Newton-John (born 1948), pop star 6949
96 Ricky Gervais (born 1961) 6898
97 Charles II (1660–1685), also King of Scotland 6867
98 Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955), computer scientist - inventor of the WorldWideWeb 6845
99 John Cleese (born 1939) 6670
100 Tim Curry (born 1946) 6635
101 Dame Julie Andrews (born 1935) 6633
102 Jude Law (born 1972) 6616
103 Jane Seymour Actress (born-1951) 6558
104 John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), economist 6309
105 Idris Elba (born 1972) 6253
106 Steven Gerrard (born 1980), football player 6155
107 Vivien Leigh (1913–1967) 6097
108 Rachel Weisz (born 1971) 6085
109 Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540–1596) 6056
110 John Stuart Mill (1806–1873), philosopher and economist 5975
111 Ridley Scott (born 1942) 5955
112 Alan Turing (1912–1954), mathematician 5946
113 Ed Westwick (born 1987) 5900
114 Alfred the Great (c. 849 – 899), King of the Anglo-Saxons. 5729
115 Sir Laurence Olivier (1907–1989) 5724
116 Sir Ben Kingsley (born 1943) 5682
117 Tim Roth (born 1958) 5654
118 Robert Hooke (1635–1703), scientist 5563
119 Sir Roger Moore (born 1927) 5549
120 James Blunt (born 1977) 5535
121 Elizabeth Hurley Actress (born-1965) 5526
122 Michael Faraday (1791–1867), scientist 5415
123 Sienna Miller (born 1981) 5356
124 Chris Martin (born 1977) singer-songwriter, lead of Coldplay 5333
125 Sir Ian McKellen (born 1939) 5287
126 Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1552–1618) 5250
127 Hugh Grant (born 1960) 5109
128 Stephen Graham (born 1973) 5059
129 Sean Bean (born 1959) 5041
130 Rupert Grint (born 1988) 4998
131 Peter Sellers (1925–1980) 4996
132 Colin Firth (born 1960) 4994
133 Rick Astley (born 1966), singer-songwriter 4899
134 Dominic Monaghan (born 1976) 4879
135 Charles Babbage (1791–1871), mathematician 4846
136 Kate Bush (born 1958), singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 4779
137 Natasha Richardson (1963–2009) 4769
138 Lewis Hamilton (born 1985), F1 World Champion 4691
139 Alice Eve Actress (born-1982) 4642
140 Nicollette Sheridan Actress (born-1963) 4567
141 Edward II (1307–1327), English monarch 4565
142 Andrew Lloyd Webber (born 1948), composer of musicals 4505
143 Bob Hope (1903–2003) 4469
144 Noel Gallagher (born 1967), singer-songwriter 4443
145 The Kray twins (Ronald 1933–1995, Reginald 1933–2000), east London gangsters 4423
146 Frank Lampard (born 1978), footballer 4389
147 Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher 4368
148 Amir Khan (born 1986), lightweight boxer 4340
149 Clive Owen (born 1964) 4278
150 Mischa Barton (born 1986) 4266
151 Richard III (1483–1485), last Plantagenet King, and last British monarch to die in Battle 4262
152 Rebecca Hall Actress (born-1982) 4247
153 Kim Cattrall (born 1956) 4231
154 Sir Michael Gambon (born 1940) 4223
155 Billie Piper Actress (born-1982) 4203
156 Eddie Izzard (born 1962) 4171
157 Pete Doherty former co-lead singer of The Libertines and current lead singer of Babyshambles and solo artist 4141
158 Dev Patel (born 1990) 4093
159 John Hurt (born 1940) 4093
160 Sarah Brightman (born 1960), singer, actress, songwriter and dancer 4054
161 Queen Anne (1665–1714), also Queen of Scotland, then Queen of Great Britain after 1707 3997
162 David Attenborough (born 1926), naturalist and broadcaster 3973
163 Michael Owen (born 1979), football player 3915
164 Joss Stone (born 1987) 3890
165 William Morris (1834–1896), architect and author 3864
166 Tom Felton (born 1987) 3783
167 Douglas Adams (1952–2001), author, comic and radio dramatist 3778
168 Jeremy Irons (born 1948) 3757
169 Guy Ritchie (born 1968) 3747
170 Edward III (1327–1377), English monarch 3741
171 Nicholas Hoult (born 1989) 3732
172 Friedrich Hayek (1899 –1992) - Nobel Prize winning Economics 3625
173 Dame Maggie Smith (born 1934) 3611
174 Joe Strummer (1952–2002), singer, member of The Clash 3601
175 Damien Hirst (born 1965), sculptor/ conceptual artist 3527
176 Dame Judi Dench (born 1934) 3522
177 Dhani Harrison (born 1978) guitarist, son of George Harrison 3466
178 William IV (1765–1837) 3398
179 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769–1852), Field Marshal, victor of Waterloo, politician 3366
180 Claire Forlani Actress (born-1972) 3334
181 Bill Nighy (born 1949) 3264
182 Gabrielle Anwar (born 1970) 3214
183 Lita Ford 3210
184 Lennox Lewis (born 1965), world champion heavyweight boxer 3171
185 Rik Mayall (born 1958) 3153
186 Joely Richardson (born 1965) 3113
187 Terence Stamp (born 1939) 3089
188 Edward IV (1461–1470 and 1471–1483), English monarch 3072
189 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738–1805), General 3072
190 David Niven (1910–1983) 3066
191 Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881), British prime minister 2996
192 Sir Alec Guinness (1914–2000) 2968
193 William Wilberforce (1759–1833), abolitionist 2956
194 Henry VI (1421–1471), English monarch 2913
195 Harold Shipman (1946–2004), possibly the most prolific serial killer worldwide - convicted of 15 - probably killed over 250 2887
196 Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806–1859), transport engineer 2885
197 John Terry (born 1980), footballer 2865
198 Rosamund Pike Actress (born-1979) 2835
199 Andy Goldsworthy (born 1956), sculptor (Land Art) 2823
200 Edward Jenner (1749–1823), doctor 2794
201 Miranda Richardson (born 1958) 2772
202 Henry III (1207–1272), English monarch 2764

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