Bertha Pappenheim

1859 - 1936

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Bertha Pappenheim (27 February 1859 – 28 May 1936) was an Austrian-Jewish feminist, a social pioneer, and the founder of the Jewish Women's Association ('Jüdischer Frauenbund'). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertha Pappenheim has received more than 171,820 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Bertha Pappenheim is the 92nd most popular social activist, the 199th most popular biography from Austria and the 2nd most popular Austrian Social Activist.

Bertha Pappenheim was most famous for being the first person to use the term "hysteria" to describe a mental illness. She was also one of the first women to be diagnosed with hysteria.

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Among social activists, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 92 out of 544Before her are Beatrice Cenci, Augusto César Sandino, Syed Ahmad Khan, Alexander Parvus, René Cassin, and Ernesto Teodoro Moneta. After her are Frank Costello, Annie Besant, Bugsy Siegel, Emilia Plater, Judas of Galilee, and Flora Tristan.

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Among people born in 1859, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 23Before her are Alexandre Millerand, Verner von Heidenstam, Jerome K. Jerome, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Pierre Janet, and Hugo Junkers. After her are Alexander Samsonov, Venustiano Carranza, Francisco Ferrer, Anna Ancher, Francesc Macià, and Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant. Among people deceased in 1936, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 37Before her are Nikolai Ostrovsky, Elsa Einstein, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Charles Nicolle, Georg Michaelis, and Julius Schreck. After her are Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, Heinrich Rickert, Robert Michels, Antoine Meillet, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Georgy Chicherin.

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Among people born in Austria, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 199 out of 1,075Before her are Ferdinand II of Portugal (1816), Ludwig Minkus (1826), Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1853), Ingeborg Bachmann (1926), Eduard Strauss (1835), and Miep Gies (1909). After her are Karl Böhm (1894), Walter Nowotny (1920), Elizabeth of Austria (1437), Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1745), and Franz Xaver Süssmayr (1766).


Among social activists born in Austria, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 2Before her are Alfred Hermann Fried (1864). After her are Maria Altmann (1916) and Diana Budisavljević (1891).