Daniel Ellsberg

1931 - 2023

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Daniel Ellsberg (April 7, 1931 – June 16, 2023) was an American political activist, economist, and United States military analyst. While employed by the RAND Corporation, he precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other newspapers. In January 1973, Ellsberg was charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 along with other charges of theft and conspiracy, carrying a maximum sentence of 115 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Ellsberg has received more than 4,164,373 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Daniel Ellsberg is the 179th most popular economist (up from 181st in 2019), the 2,739th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,859th in 2019) and the 58th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 179 out of 414Before him are Walter Eucken, Lars Peter Hansen, Gustave de Molinari, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, and Nicholas Kaldor. After him are Jim Rogers, Michael Spence, Eli Heckscher, Frank Knight, Nikolay Danilevsky, and Lujo Brentano.

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Among people born in 1931, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 150Before him are Tommy Lapid, Barbara Bain, Takashi Mizuno, Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Dan Gurney, and Igor Oistrakh. After him are Roman Opałka, E. L. Doctorow, Guido de Marco, Claude Piron, Magali Noël, and Carmen Dell'Orefice. Among people deceased in 2023, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 191Before him are Colin Burgess, Juliette Mayniel, Lasse Berghagen, Federico Sacchi, Ferran Olivella, and Akgün Kaçmaz. After him are Josep Maria Fusté, Petar Nadoveza, Odilon Polleunis, Paul Reubens, Amitai Etzioni, and Valentina Ponomaryova.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 2,739 out of 20,380Before him are Michael Nouri (1945), Don Henley (1947), Paul Guilfoyle (1949), Sue Lyon (1946), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), and David Berkowitz (1953). After him are Samuel R. Delany (1942), Patrick Wilson (1973), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), Katy Perry (1984), Jim Rogers (1942), and E. L. Doctorow (1931).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Daniel Ellsberg ranks 58Before him are William F. Sharpe (1934), Daniel McFadden (1937), Roger Myerson (1951), Henry George (1839), George Shultz (1920), and Lars Peter Hansen (1952). After him are Jim Rogers (1942), Michael Spence (1943), Frank Knight (1885), Robert B. Wilson (1937), Benjamin Tucker (1854), and Paul Romer (1955).