Fra Diavolo

1771 - 1806

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Fra Diavolo (lit. Brother Devil; 7 April 1771–11 November 1806), is the popular name given to Michele Pezza, a famous guerrilla leader who resisted the French occupation of Naples, proving an "inspirational practitioner of popular insurrection". Pezza figures prominently in folk lore and fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fra Diavolo has received more than 53,769 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Fra Diavolo is the 242nd most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Fra Diavolo ranks 242 out of 544. Before him are Joseph von Sonnenfels, Andrés Bonifacio, Ryu Gwansun, Viktors Arājs, George Lincoln Rockwell, and Tatyana Baramzina. After him are Li Hongzhi, Greta Thunberg, Zinaida Portnova, Feodosia Morozova, Sylvia Pankhurst, and Camilo Torres Restrepo.

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Among people born in 1771, Fra Diavolo ranks 21Before him are Mungo Park, Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Ferdinando Paer, and Johann Baptist Cramer. After him are Georges Cadoudal, Henry Maudslay, Mikhail Miloradovich, Rahel Varnhagen, Karl Rudolphi, and Nikolay Raevsky. Among people deceased in 1806, Fra Diavolo ranks 32Before him are Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Vicente Martín y Soler, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Pavel Tsitsianov, Federico Gravina, and Michael von Melas. After him are Shah Alam II, Charles James Fox, Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen, Karoline von Günderrode, Horatio Gates, and Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter.

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