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Carl von Ossietzky

1889 - 1938

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Carl von Ossietzky (German: [ˈkaʁl fɔn ʔɔˈsi̯ɛtskiː] (listen); 3 October 1889 – 4 May 1938) was a German journalist and pacifist. He was the recipient of the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in exposing the clandestine German re-armament.As editor-in-chief of the magazine Die Weltbühne, Ossietzky published a series of exposés in the late 1920s, detailing Germany's violation of the Treaty of Versailles by rebuilding an air force (the predecessor of the Luftwaffe) and training pilots in the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl von Ossietzky has received more than 483,335 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia. Carl von Ossietzky is the 43rd most popular social activist (down from 41st in 2019), the 372nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 357th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Social Activist.

Carl von Ossietzky was a German pacifist and journalist. He is most famous for being the recipient of the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize, but was unable to accept it in person because he was imprisoned in Nazi Germany.

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Among social activists, Carl von Ossietzky ranks 43 out of 538Before him are Sophie Scholl, Jan Palach, Emma Goldman, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Alfred Hermann Fried. After him are Thích Quảng Đức, Yemelyan Pugachev, Stenka Razin, Hassan al-Banna, Shirin Ebadi, and Babak Khorramdin.

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Among people born in 1889, Carl von Ossietzky ranks 18Before him are Vaslav Nijinsky, Idris of Libya, Manuel II of Portugal, Igor Sikorsky, Otto Frank, and Gabriel Marcel. After him are Paul Karrer, Louise Mountbatten, Gabriela Mistral, Han van Meegeren, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Jacob L. Moreno. Among people deceased in 1938, Carl von Ossietzky ranks 16Before him are Karl Kautsky, Faustina Kowalska, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Robert Johnson, Alexei Rykov, and Gabriele D'Annunzio. After him are Genrikh Yagoda, Marie of Romania, Muhammad Iqbal, Suzanne Valadon, Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, and Thomas Wolfe.

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Among people born in Germany, Carl von Ossietzky ranks 372 out of 6,142Before him are Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Chlodio (393), Peter Behrens (1868), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Max Bruch (1838), and Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781). After him are Otto Dix (1891), Otto Lilienthal (1848), Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France (1731), Martin Behaim (1459), Moses Mendelssohn (1729), and Georg von Küchler (1881).


Among social activists born in Germany, Carl von Ossietzky ranks 5Before him are Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Thomas Müntzer (1489), Martin Niemöller (1892), and Sophie Scholl (1921). After him are Anneliese Michel (1952), Horst Wessel (1907), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Paul Schäfer (1921), Hans Scholl (1918), Alfred Naujocks (1911), and Gerda Christian (1913).