Ronnie Biggs Rank
About Ronnie Biggs
Ronnie Biggs was an English criminal who gained worldwide notoriety for being a member of the gang that took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison but escaped in 1965 after serving only 15 months. For 36 years, he avoided capture, living in Australia and Brazil as one of the most wanted fugitives in the world before finally returning to the United Kingdom in 2001, whereupon he was swiftly arrested and imprisoned. But as his health declined, he was released from prison in 2009 on compassionate grounds.
He was married twice and had four children. His first marriage was to Charmian Powell. He got married to his second wife Raimunda de Castro in 2002. The marriage ended with his death in 2013.
In 1971, his 10-year-old son, Nicholas lost his life in a car accident.
During the Great Train Robbery, Biggs and his gang made away with £2.6m, which was equivalent to £40m in 2013.
Ronnie Biggs Rank
Ronnie Biggs' Popularity
Ronnie Biggs was a famous English criminal, who was born on August 8, 1929. As a person born on this date, Ronnie Biggs is listed in our database as the 31st most popular celebrity for the day (August 8) and the 26th most popular for the year (1929).
People born on August 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Ronnie Biggs is the 975th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Ronnie Biggs' birthday, Ronnie Biggs is the 845th most famous English and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Lambeth, London, England, UK.
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