Clara Zetkin

1857 - 1933

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Clara Zetkin (; German: [ˈtsɛtkiːn]; née Eißner [ˈaɪsnɐ]; 5 July 1857 – 20 June 1933) was a German Marxist theorist, communist activist, and advocate for women's rights. Until 1917, she was active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany. She then joined the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) and its far-left wing, the Spartacist League, which later became the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clara Zetkin has received more than 856,035 page views. Her biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Clara Zetkin is the 408th most popular politician (up from 438th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Germany (up from 121st in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Politician.

Clara Zetkin was a German Marxist and feminist. She is most famous for her contributions to the international women's movement in the early 20th century.

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Among politicians, Clara Zetkin ranks 408 out of 19,576Before her are Philip I of Castile, Frederick IX of Denmark, Priam, Philip VI of France, Miklós Horthy, and Mahmud I. After her are Olof Palme, Edward IV of England, Charles the Fat, Malik-Shah I, Ibn Saud, and Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib.

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Among people born in 1857, Clara Zetkin ranks 6Before her are Ferdinand de Saussure, Pope Pius XI, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Heinrich Hertz, and Edward Elgar. After her are Joseph Conrad, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Alfonso XII of Spain, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. Among people deceased in 1933, Clara Zetkin ranks 1After her are Li Ching-Yuen, Calvin Coolidge, Adolf Loos, Faisal I of Iraq, Constantine P. Cavafy, 13th Dalai Lama, John Galsworthy, Paul Ehrenfest, Sándor Ferenczi, Mohammed Nadir Shah, and Nikolai Yudenich.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Clara Zetkin ranks 111 out of 7,253Before her are Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Henry the Fowler (876), Alfred Wegener (1880), and Albert Speer (1905). After her are Bruce Willis (1955), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Walter Benjamin (1892), Charles the Fat (839), and Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Clara Zetkin ranks 28Before her are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Erich Honecker (1912), William the Silent (1533), Willy Brandt (1913), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), and Henry the Fowler (876). After her are Charles the Fat (839), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Lothair I (795), and George I of Great Britain (1660).