Georgy Gapon

1870 - 1906

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Georgy Apollonovich Gapon (17 February [O.S. 5 February] 1870 –10 April [O.S. 28 March] 1906) was a Russian Orthodox priest of Ukrainian descent and a popular working-class leader before the 1905 Russian Revolution. After he was discovered to be a police informant, Gapon was murdered by members of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georgy Gapon has received more than 516,904 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Georgy Gapon is the 128th most popular social activist (down from 117th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 116th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Social Activist.

Georgy Gapon was a Russian Orthodox priest who led a peaceful march of workers to the Winter Palace on January 9, 1905. The march was met with violence and Gapon was killed.

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Among social activists, Georgy Gapon ranks 128 out of 840Before him are Betty Ford, Flora Tristan, Mordechai Anielewicz, Al-Mu'tazz, Denis Mukwege, and Antipope Clement III. After him are George Stinney, Steve Biko, Musa al-Sadr, Vesna Vulović, Pier Gerlofs Donia, and Abimael Guzmán.

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Among people born in 1870, Georgy Gapon ranks 25Before him are Josef Hoffmann, Maurice Denis, Clara Immerwahr, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, and Sophia of Prussia. After him are D. T. Suzuki, Ernst Barlach, Pierre Louÿs, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Charlotte Cooper, and Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1906, Georgy Gapon ranks 11Before him are Ludwig Boltzmann, Élie Ducommun, Archduke Otto of Austria, Susan B. Anthony, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann. After him are Anton Arensky, Alexander Kielland, Frits Thaulow, Bartolomé Mitre, Jules Breton, and Elizabeth of the Trinity.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Georgy Gapon ranks 130 out of 1,365Before him are Vladimir Arnold (1937), Emil Gilels (1916), Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875), Nikolai Tikhonov (1905), Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), and Alexander Samsonov (1859). After him are Semion Mogilevich (1946), Roald Hoffmann (1937), Anastasia of Kiev (1023), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), Sviatoslav II of Kiev (1027), and Jacob Frank (1726).


Among social activists born in Ukraine, Georgy Gapon ranks 3Before him are Simon Wiesenthal (1908), and Fanny Kaplan (1890). After him are Alexander Pechersky (1909), Haim Arlosoroff (1899), David Riazanov (1870), Sergei Kovalev (1930), Petro Grigorenko (1907), Maria Nikiforova (1885), Borys Romanchenko (1926), Olga Lepeshinskaya (1916), and Leo Deutsch (1855).