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. He was known for his extensive writings on nonviolent struggle, which have influenced numerous anti-government resistance movements around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Sharp has received more than 333,885 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Gene Sharp is the 14th most popular political scientist (down from 12th in 2019), the 1,394th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,016th in 2019) and the 5th 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 14 out of 29Before him are Benedict Anderson, Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, Christian Lous Lange, Johan Galtung, and Maurice Duverger. After him are David Easton, Joseph Nye, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Aleksandr Dugin, Muhammad Asad, and Robert D. Putnam.

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Among people born in 1928, Gene Sharp ranks 80Before him are Lina Wertmüller, Vera Rubin, Fats Domino, Zhu Rongji, Hans Modrow, and Giampiero Boniperti. After him are Elias James Corey, Alan J. Pakula, Arman, Osamu Shimomura, Bernard Buffet, and Wolfgang von Trips. Among people deceased in 2018, Gene Sharp ranks 66Before him are Shoko Asahara, Ruud Lubbers, Anthony Bourdain, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, and Oskar Gröning. After him are Dolores O'Riordan, John Gavin, Paul D. Boyer, Osamu Shimomura, Samir Amin, and Tom Wolfe.

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Among people born in United States, Gene Sharp ranks 1,394 out of 15,968Before him are Jasper Johns (1930), Sylvia Browne (1936), Carson McCullers (1917), Conrad Hilton (1887), Vint Cerf (1943), and Scott McKenzie (1939). After him are Vera Wang (1949), Ben Gazzara (1930), Elias James Corey (1928), Bernard Baruch (1870), Jaco Pastorius (1951), and Robert Patrick (1958).


Among political scientists born in United States, Gene Sharp ranks 5Before him are Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Harold Lasswell (1902), Francis Fukuyama (1952), and Robert A. Dahl (1915). After him are Joseph Nye (1937), Robert D. Putnam (1941), John Mearsheimer (1947), William Graham Sumner (1840), Robert Keohane (1941), Norman Finkelstein (1953), and Graham Allison (1940).