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Catherine Breshkovsky

1844 - 1934

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Catherine Breshkovsky (real name Yekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskaya (born Verigo), Russian: Екатерина Константиновна Брешко-Брешковская; born 25 January (13 January old style) 1844 – 12 September 1934) was a major figure in the Russian socialist movement, a Narodnik, and later one of the founders of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. She has been described as Russia's first female political prisoner. She spent over four decades in prison and Siberian exile for peaceful opposition to Tsarism, acquiring, in her latter years, international stature as a political prisoner. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine Breshkovsky has received more than 83,951 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Catherine Breshkovsky is the 329th most popular social activist (down from 301st in 2019), the 1,138th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,056th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Russian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Catherine Breshkovsky ranks 329 out of 538Before her are Hector Hodler, Kazimierz Świątek, Osman Kavala, Germaine Tillion, Alice Paul, and Ram Manohar Lohia. After her are Mirzo Tursunzoda, Lucretia Mott, Hannie Schaft, Felix Manz, Amelia Bloomer, and Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.

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Among people born in 1844, Catherine Breshkovsky ranks 59Before her are Wilhelm Leibl, Ivan Yarkovsky, Jenny Longuet, Tivadar Puskás, Gustave Schlumberger, and Béhanzin. After her are James Guillaume, Kuroki Tamemoto, Olga Wisinger-Florian, Konstantin Savitsky, Sanford B. Dole, and Andrew Lang. Among people deceased in 1934, Catherine Breshkovsky ranks 90Before her are João do Canto e Castro, Roger Fry, Alfred Bruneau, Georgi Todorov, Carl Charlier, and Pablo Gargallo. After her are Franklin Clarence Mars, Charley Patton, Aboul-Qacem Echebbi, Benjamin Baillaud, Edgar Jung, and Karl von Einem.

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Among people born in Russia, Catherine Breshkovsky ranks 1,138 out of 3,262Before her are Yakov Protazanov (1881), Serge Poliakoff (1900), Alexander Tormasov (1752), Grigory Romanov (1923), Mikhail Khorobrit (1229), and Vera Krepkina (1933). After her are Maria Ouspenskaya (1876), Alexander Sumarokov (1717), Vasily Agapkin (1884), Kaj Franck (1911), Vasily Rozanov (1856), and Eino Rahja (1885).


Among social activists born in Russia, Catherine Breshkovsky ranks 24Before her are Vera Figner (1852), Alexander Antonov (1889), Feodosia Morozova (1632), Pavel Pestel (1793), Yuri Levitan (1914), and Tatyana Baramzina (1919). After her are Anatoly Marchenko (1938), Natalya Estemirova (1958), Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy (1790), Nikolay Bauman (1873), Lev Chernyi (1890), and Sigizmund Levanevsky (1902).