Andreas Hofer

1767 - 1810

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Andreas Hofer (November 22, 1767 – February 20, 1810) was a Tyrolean innkeeper and drover, who in 1809 became the leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the revolutionary Napoleonic 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 155,821 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Andreas Hofer is the 136th most popular social activist (down from 111th in 2019), the 1,308th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,141st 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 136 out of 544Before him are Manuela Sáenz, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Betty Ford, Hilda Gadea, Edward Snowden, and Steve Biko. After him are Gaius Julius Civilis, Gerda Christian, Fred Phelps, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, René Just Haüy, and Klaus Störtebeker.

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Among people born in 1767, Andreas Hofer ranks 17Before him are Nicolas Oudinot, Manuel Godoy, Maria Theresa of Austria, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Henri Christophe, and Rama II of Siam. After him are Marie of Hesse-Kassel, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Jean-Lambert Tallien, Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link, and Jean-Baptiste Isabey. Among people deceased in 1810, Andreas Hofer ranks 12Before him are Nachman of Breslov, Chevalier d'Éon, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Philipp Otto Runge, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, and Andrianampoinimerina. After him are Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, Jacques-François Menou, Mir Taqi Mir, Alejandro Malaspina, and Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper.

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Among people born in Italy, Andreas Hofer ranks 1,308 out of 4,088Before him are Massimo Moratti (1945), Carlo Maria Martini (1927), Gabriele Amorth (1925), Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417), Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1466), and Salvatore Ferragamo (1898). After him are Gianni Morandi (1944), Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz (1936), Marcus Tullius Tiro (-103), Giovanni Giolitti (1842), Giambattista Pittoni (1687), and Mario Bava (1914).


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