Ferdinand Lassalle

1825 - 1864

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Ferdinand Lassalle (German: [laˈsal]; 11 April 1825 – 31 August 1864) was a Prussian-German jurist, philosopher, socialist and political activist best remembered as the initiator of the social democratic movement in Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Lassalle has received more than 361,995 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ferdinand Lassalle is the 27th most popular social activist (down from 26th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Poland (down from 48th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Social Activist.

Ferdinand Lassalle was a German socialist and a co-founder of the German Social Democratic Party. He is most famous for his theory of "iron law of wages."

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Among social activists, Ferdinand Lassalle ranks 27 out of 544Before him are Olympe de Gouges, Aung San Suu Kyi, Gustav I of Sweden, Charlotte Corday, Emiliano Zapata, and Bertha von Suttner. After him are Martin Niemöller, Emmeline Pankhurst, Simon bar Kokhba, Emma Goldman, Jan Palach, and Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī.

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Among people born in 1825, Ferdinand Lassalle ranks 5Before him are Johann Strauss II, Thomas Henry Huxley, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and Jean-Martin Charcot. After him are Pedro II of Brazil, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Marie of Prussia, Eduard Hanslick, and Emil Erlenmeyer. Among people deceased in 1864, Ferdinand Lassalle ranks 2Before him is George Boole. After him are Giacomo Meyerbeer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Vuk Karadžić, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Cheoljong of Joseon, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Leo von Klenze, and William I of Württemberg.

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Among people born in Poland, Ferdinand Lassalle ranks 58 out of 1,231Before him are Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Christian Wolff (1679), Otto Stern (1888), Faustina Kowalska (1905), and Andrzej Wajda (1926). After him are Norbert Elias (1897), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Werner von Blomberg (1878), and Walther Nernst (1864).


Among social activists born in Poland, Ferdinand Lassalle ranks 3Before him are Rosa Luxemburg (1871) and Irena Sendler (1910). After him are Mordechai Anielewicz (1919), Leopold Trepper (1904), Jan Karski (1914), Jan Gotlib Bloch (1836), Ryszard Siwiec (1909), and Ernestine Rose (1810).