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Andreas Hofer

1767 - 1810

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Andreas Hofer (22 November 1767 – 20 February 1810) was a Tyrolean innkeeper and drover, who in 1809 became the leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the Napoleonic and Bavarian invasion during the War of the Fifth Coalition. He was subsequently captured and executed. Hofer is still today venerated as a folk hero, freedom fighter and Austrian patriot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andreas Hofer has received more than 186,523 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Andreas Hofer is the 145th most popular social activist (down from 136th in 2019), the 1,327th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,308th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Social Activist.

Andreas Hofer is most famous for being a Tyrolean patriot and leading a rebellion against Napoleon's troops in 1809.

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Among social activists, Andreas Hofer ranks 145 out of 538Before him are Bertha Pappenheim, Huda Sha'arawi, Judas of Galilee, Jacques Roux, Edward Snowden, and Margaret Sanger. After him are Kittur Chennamma, Leopold Trepper, Max Mosley, Emilie Schindler, Beppe Grillo, and Musa al-Sadr.

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Among people born in 1767, Andreas Hofer ranks 18Before him are Nicolas Oudinot, Manuel Godoy, Henri Christophe, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Maria Theresa of Austria, and Rama II of Siam. After him are Marie of Hesse-Kassel, Jean-Lambert Tallien, Jean-Baptiste Isabey, Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, and Platon Zubov. Among people deceased in 1810, Andreas Hofer ranks 12Before him are Chevalier d'Éon, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Philipp Otto Runge, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, and Andrianampoinimerina. After him are Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, Jacques-François Menou, Mir Taqi Mir, Alejandro Malaspina, and József Alvinczi.

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Among people born in Italy, Andreas Hofer ranks 1,327 out of 4,668Before him are Alessandro Valignano (1539), Pietro Della Valle (1586), Piero Manzoni (1933), Mario Capecchi (1937), Renata Scotto (1934), and Mikhail Tsvet (1872). After him are Orcagna (1315), Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (1328), Gianni Morandi (1944), Andrea della Robbia (1435), Carlo Rubbia (1934), and Dicaearchus (-350).


Among social activists born in Italy, Andreas Hofer ranks 7Before him are Beatrice Cenci (1577), Errico Malatesta (1853), Fra Dolcino (1250), Antipope Clement III (1025), Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833), and Frank Costello (1891). After him are Beppe Grillo (1948), Moses Montefiore (1784), Giuseppe Pinelli (1928), Franca Viola (1948), Giuseppe Impastato (1948), and Simone Moro (1967).