Gene Sharp

1928 - 2018

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Gene Sharp (January 21, 1928 – January 28, 2018) was an American political scientist. He was the founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study of nonviolent action, and professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Sharp has received more than 402,045 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Gene Sharp is the 12th most popular political scientist (up from 13th in 2019), the 1,176th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,462nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Political Scientist.

Gene Sharp is most famous for his work on nonviolent resistance. He was a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts and has written many books on nonviolent resistance.

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Among political scientists, Gene Sharp ranks 12 out of 46Before him are Georg Jellinek, Harold Lasswell, Hans Morgenthau, Ralf Dahrendorf, Aleksandr Dugin, and Benedict Anderson. After him are Maurice Duverger, David Easton, Robert A. Dahl, Joseph Nye, John Mearsheimer, and Muhammad Asad.

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Among people born in 1928, Gene Sharp ranks 63Before him are Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Elliott Erwitt, Carl Woese, Jacques Rivette, Hardy Krüger, and Giampiero Boniperti. After him are Joe Jackson, Musa al-Sadr, Hans Modrow, Manfred Rommel, Osamu Shimomura, and Erik Bruhn. Among people deceased in 2018, Gene Sharp ranks 51Before him are Bernard Lewis, Shoko Asahara, Paul Allen, R. Lee Ermey, Milena Dravić, and Paul D. Boyer. After him are Joe Jackson, Ruud Lubbers, Wim Kok, Jean-Louis Tauran, Osamu Shimomura, and Gérard Genette.

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Among people born in United States, Gene Sharp ranks 1,176 out of 20,380Before him are Jackie Robinson (1919), Noah Gordon (1926), Liliʻuokalani (1838), Clyde Drexler (1962), Alonzo Church (1903), and William Gibson (1948). After him are Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Anjelica Huston (1951), George Armitage Miller (1920), Lisa Kudrow (1963), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), and Leo Fender (1909).


Among political scientists born in United States, Gene Sharp ranks 4Before him are Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Francis Fukuyama (1952), and Harold Lasswell (1902). After him are Robert A. Dahl (1915), Joseph Nye (1937), John Mearsheimer (1947), Norman Finkelstein (1953), Robert D. Putnam (1941), William Graham Sumner (1840), Robert Keohane (1941), and Graham Allison (1940).