Alexander Schmorell

1917 - 1943

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Alexander Schmorell (German pronunciation: [ʔalɛkˈsandɐ̯ ˈʃmo:ʁɛl]; Russian: Александр Гугович Шморель, romanized: Aleksandr Gugovich Shmorel', pronounced [ɐlʲɪksəndr ɡʊɡəvʲɪt͡ʂ ʂmərʲɪlʲ]; 16 September 1917 – 13 July 1943) was a Russian-German student at Munich University who, with five others, formed a resistance group (part of the Widerstand) known as White Rose (German: Weiße Rose) which was active against the Nazi German regime from June 1942 to February 1943. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Schmorell has received more than 179,945 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Alexander Schmorell is the 1,199th most popular religious figure (down from 1,152nd in 2019), the 628th most popular biography from Russia (up from 633rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Russian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Alexander Schmorell ranks 1,199 out of 2,272Before him are Flavian of Constantinople, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Germanus of Auxerre, Guru Angad, Carpocrates, and Victor Maurus. After him are Beniamino Stella, Jeremias II of Constantinople, Antipope Theodoric, Kevin Farrell, Pietro Gasparri, and Shinran.

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Among people born in 1917, Alexander Schmorell ranks 111Before him are Jânio Quadros, Roque Máspoli, Maya Deren, László Szabó, Carlos Puebla, and John Connally. After him are El Santo, Henri Salvador, Wieland Wagner, Phaedon Gizikis, Paul Frère, and Yakov Pavlov. Among people deceased in 1943, Alexander Schmorell ranks 63Before him are Charlotte Salomon, Ruth Belville, Nordahl Grieg, Yekaterina Budanova, Christoph Probst, and Giuseppe Terragni. After him are Hans Woellke, Wilhelm Kube, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Edsel Ford, Frank Nitti, and Senjūrō Hayashi.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Schmorell ranks 628 out of 2,688Before him are Alexandre Benois (1870), Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894), Dersu Uzala (1849), Mikhail Nesterov (1862), Sergei Dovlatov (1941), and Catherine of Brandenburg (1604). After him are Konstantin Paustovsky (1892), Sergey Belyavsky (1883), Viktor Chernov (1873), Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia (1854), and Pavel Dybenko (1889).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Alexander Schmorell ranks 11Before him are Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), Avvakum (1620), Nadezhda von Meck (1831), Ilia II of Georgia (1933), and Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865). After him are Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), Aleksandr Akimov (1953), Anna Vyrubova (1884), Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719), Matrona Nikonova (1881), and Patriarch Pimen I of Moscow (1910).