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Ferdinand Lassalle

1825 - 1864

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Ferdinand Lassalle (11 April 1825 – 31 August 1864) was a Prussian-German jurist, philosopher, socialist and politician who is best remembered as the initiator of the social-democratic movement in Germany. "Lassalle was the first man in Germany, the first in Europe, who succeeded in organising a party of socialist action", according to Élie Halévy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Lassalle has received more than 473,641 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Ferdinand Lassalle is the 32nd most popular social activist (down from 27th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Poland (up from 58th 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 32 out of 538Before him are Thomas Müntzer, Emiliano Zapata, Omar Mukhtar, Martin Niemöller, Pheidippides, and Élie Ducommun. After him are Simon Wiesenthal, Sadako Sasaki, Emily Greene Balch, Simon bar Kokhba, Nicholas Winton, and Sophie Scholl.

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Among people born in 1825, Ferdinand Lassalle ranks 4Before him are Johann Strauss II, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and Thomas Henry Huxley. After him are Pedro II of Brazil, Jean-Martin Charcot, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Dadabhai Naoroji, and Marie of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1864, Ferdinand Lassalle ranks 2Before him is George Boole. After him are Maximilian II of Bavaria, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Cheoljong of Joseon, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Vuk Karadžić, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, William I of Württemberg, and Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois.

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Among people born in Poland, Ferdinand Lassalle ranks 56 out of 1,454Before him are Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Klaus Kinski (1926), Otto Stern (1888), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), and Eric of Pomerania (1381). After him are Casimir III the Great (1310), Andrzej Wajda (1926), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Emil von Behring (1854), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), and Jakob Böhme (1575).


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), Ryszard Siwiec (1909), Jan Gotlib Bloch (1836), and Ernestine Rose (1810).