Bram Fischer

1908 - 1975

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Abraham Louis Fischer (23 April 1908 – 8 May 1975) was a South African Communist lawyer of Afrikaner descent, notable for anti-apartheid activism and for the legal defence of anti-apartheid figures, including Nelson Mandela, at the Rivonia Trial. Following the trial he was himself put on trial accused of furthering communism. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, and diagnosed with cancer while in prison. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bram Fischer has received more than 230,520 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Bram Fischer is the 443rd most popular social activist, the 149th most popular biography from South Africa and the 6th most popular South African Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Bram Fischer ranks 443 out of 544Before him are Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Robert Emmet, Dorothea Dix, Meena Keshwar Kamal, Aed Carabao, and Dolores Huerta. After him are Berta Cáceres, Lydia Cacho, Nirmala Deshpande, Rachel Corrie, Shivakumara Swami, and Ernestine Rose.

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Among people born in 1908, Bram Fischer ranks 307Before him are Branislav Hrnjiček, Raymond Scott, Merna Kennedy, Theodore Roethke, Celia Johnson, and Tom Tully. After him are Félix Welkenhuysen, Lilian Bond, David Marshall, Carl Shy, Marceline Day, and Imogene Coca. Among people deceased in 1975, Bram Fischer ranks 201Before him are Morgan Taylor, Argemiro, Raphael Tracey, Viktor Anichkin, Evelyn Brent, and Lancelot Hogben. After him are Percy Lavon Julian, Bob Wills, Larry Parks, Marjorie Main, and Alice Catherine Evans.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Bram Fischer ranks 149 out of 312Before him are Ruth First (1925), Steven Pienaar (1982), Richard Goldstone (1938), Desiré Wilson (1953), Neville Lederle (1938), and Francois Botha (1968). After him are Bessie Head (1937), Doug Serrurier (1920), Sasha Pieterse (1996), Govan Mbeki (1910), Sid James (1913), and Trevor Blokdyk (1935).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In South Africa

Among social activists born in South Africa, Bram Fischer ranks 6Before him are Nelson Mandela (1918), Steve Biko (1946), Eugène Terre'Blanche (1941), Devdas Gandhi (1900), and Denis Goldberg (1933). After him are Frances Ames (1920) and Albertina Sisulu (1918).