Andreas Baader

1943 - 1977

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Berndt Andreas Baader (6 May 1943 – 18 October 1977) was one of the first leaders of the West German left-wing militant organization Red Army Faction (RAF), also commonly known as the Baader-Meinhof Group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andreas Baader has received more than 579,300 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Andreas Baader is the 38th most popular extremist (down from 33rd in 2019), the 695th most popular biography from Germany (down from 649th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Extremist.

Andreas Baader was a terrorist who was part of the Red Army Faction. He was most famous for being a member of the group and for his involvement in the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer.

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Among extremists, Andreas Baader ranks 38 out of 205Before him are Tommaso Buscetta, Luis Carrero Blanco, Nathuram Godse, Otto Ohlendorf, Barry Seal, and Peter Kürten. After him are Butch Cassidy, Fritz Haarmann, Frederick Trump, Sawney Bean, Madame de Brinvilliers, and Henry Lee Lucas.

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Among people born in 1943, Andreas Baader ranks 45Before him are Mohammad Khatami, Peter Zumthor, John Kerry, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Roy Andersson, and Mariss Jansons. After him are Mario Monti, Michael Mann, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Raffaella Carrà, Lorenzo Sanz, and Eduard Limonov. Among people deceased in 1977, Andreas Baader ranks 26Before him are Francis Gary Powers, Joan Crawford, Alexander Luria, Clarice Lispector, Ali Shariati, and Peter Finch. After him are Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Groucho Marx, James Jones, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Gudrun Ensslin, and Sergey Ilyushin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Andreas Baader ranks 695 out of 5,289Before him are Werner von Haeften (1908), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1846), Walter Scheel (1919), and Frei Otto (1925). After him are Josef Albers (1888), Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), Max Wolf (1863), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Günther Prien (1908), and Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1712).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Andreas Baader ranks 4Before him are Ulrike Meinhof (1934), Otto Ohlendorf (1907), and Peter Kürten (1883). After him are Fritz Haarmann (1879), Frederick Trump (1869), Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Willi Herold (1925), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Oskar Gröning (1921), Johann Rattenhuber (1897), and Armin Meiwes (1961).