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 336,641 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Gene Sharp is the 14th most popular political scientist, the 1,462nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,393rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular 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 Christian Lous Lange, Benedict Anderson, Ralf Dahrendorf, Robert A. Dahl, Johan Galtung, and Maurice Duverger. After him are Joseph Nye, Aleksandr Dugin, David Easton, Muhammad Asad, Robert D. Putnam, and Arend Lijphart.

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Among people born in 1928, Gene Sharp ranks 85Before him are Elias James Corey, Osamu Shimomura, Daniel Nathans, Desmond Morris, Wolfgang von Trips, and Marco Ferreri. After him are Gaston Thorn, Patrick McGoohan, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Fats Domino, James Earl Ray, and Musa al-Sadr. Among people deceased in 2018, Gene Sharp ranks 59Before him are Gérard Genette, Dolores O'Riordan, Shoko Asahara, Sondra Locke, Wim Kok, and Osamu Shimomura. After him are Jalaluddin Haqqani, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Steve Ditko, Dorothy Malone, Anthony Bourdain, and Girma Wolde-Giorgis.

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Among people born in United States, Gene Sharp ranks 1,462 out of 18,182Before him are Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Spike Lee (1957), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Eugene Fama (1939), John Dickinson (1732), and Gus Van Sant (1952). After him are Carl Reiner (1922), William Miller (1782), Edie Sedgwick (1943), David Caruso (1956), Dan Simmons (1948), and Elias Howe (1819).


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