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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 194,634 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Bertha Pappenheim is the 139th most popular social activist (down from 92nd in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from Austria (down from 199th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 139 out of 538Before her are Mairead Maguire, Betty Ford, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Ishikawa Goemon, Léon Jouhaux, and Steve Biko. After her are Huda Sha'arawi, Judas of Galilee, Jacques Roux, Edward Snowden, Margaret Sanger, and Andreas Hofer.

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Among people born in 1859, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 26Before her are Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Pierre Janet, Alexander Samsonov, Jerome K. Jerome, Venustiano Carranza, and Francisco Ferrer. After her are Anna Ancher, Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, Francesc Macià, Pavel Milyukov, and Peter Altenberg. Among people deceased in 1936, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 49Before her are Robert Michels, Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Heinrich Rickert, Wilhelm Gustloff, José Sanjurjo, and Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime. After her are Duan Qirui, Marcel Grossmann, Max Schreck, Kikunae Ikeda, Basil Zaharoff, and Carl Stumpf.

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Among people born in Austria, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 298 out of 1,237Before her are Toni Sailer (1935), Rudolf Kirchschläger (1915), Camillo Sitte (1843), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Countess Georgina von Wilczek (1921), and Lotte Lenya (1898). After her are Adam Albert von Neipperg (1775), Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia (1432), Joseph Lanner (1801), Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria (1801), Clemens Krauss (1893), and Hans Makart (1840).


Among social activists born in Austria, Bertha Pappenheim ranks 3Before her are Alfred Hermann Fried (1864) and Maria Altmann (1916). After her are Diana Budisavljević (1891).