Franciszek Gajowniczek

1901 - 1995

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Franciszek Gajowniczek (15 November 1901 – 13 March 1995) was a Polish army sergeant whose life was saved at the Auschwitz concentration camp by Catholic priest Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in his place. Gajowniczek had been sent to Auschwitz concentration camp from a Gestapo prison in Tarnów. He was captured while crossing the border into Slovakia after the defeat of the Modlin Fortress during the 1939 invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franciszek Gajowniczek has received more than 446,249 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Franciszek Gajowniczek is the 215th most popular social activist, the 375th most popular biography from Poland and the 7th most popular Polish Social Activist.

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Over the past year Franciszek Gajowniczek has had the most page views in the with 74,343 views, followed by Polish (28,066), and German (14,436). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (2,379.43%), Vietnamese (67.47%), and Egyptian Arabic (56.96%)


Among social activists, Franciszek Gajowniczek ranks 215 out of 840Before him are Khudiram Bose, Abba Kovner, Sylvia Pankhurst, Christoph Probst, Balthasar Gérard, and Ravachol. After him are Sophia Perovskaya, Anna Hazare, Soh Jaipil, Gloria Steinem, Hanan Ashrawi, and Czesława Kwoka.

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Among people born in 1901, Franciszek Gajowniczek ranks 88Before him are Souvanna Phouma, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Chen Yi, Nina Berberova, Hendrik Verwoerd, and Barbara Cartland. After him are Nicola Abbagnano, J. D. Bernal, Maxwell D. Taylor, Stella Adler, George Gallup, and Ramón Serrano Suñer. Among people deceased in 1995, Franciszek Gajowniczek ranks 78Before him are Takeo Fukuda, Chen Yun, Eileen Chang, Morarji Desai, Gabriel Urgebadze, and Joseph Needham. After him are Clair Cameron Patterson, Alexander Godunov, Sicco Mansholt, Eazy-E, Annie Fischer, and Nathan Rosen.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Franciszek Gajowniczek ranks 375 out of 1,694Before him are Emin Pasha (1840), Martin Opitz (1597), Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile (1140), Stanisław Wojciechowski (1869), Arthur Zimmermann (1864), and Moritz Moszkowski (1854). After him are Hermann von Eichhorn (1848), Artur Schnabel (1882), Leszek II the Black (1241), Hugo Haase (1863), Włodzimierz Lubański (1947), and Stanisław Wyspiański (1869).


Among social activists born in Poland, Franciszek Gajowniczek ranks 7Before him are Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Irena Sendler (1910), Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Mordechai Anielewicz (1919), Jan Karski (1914), and Leopold Trepper (1904). After him are Czesława Kwoka (1943), Ryszard Siwiec (1909), Jan Gotlib Bloch (1836), Franceska Mann (1917), Danuta Wałęsa (1949), and Ernestine Rose (1810).