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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 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 421,398 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Georgy Gapon is the 112th most popular social activist (up from 119th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 122nd in 2019) and the 2nd 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 112 out of 538Before him are Frank Costello, Mordechai Anielewicz, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Jody Williams, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, and Vinoba Bhave. After him are Hans Scholl, Hilda Gadea, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Vesna Vulović, Denis Mukwege, and Flora Tristan.

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Among people born in 1870, Georgy Gapon ranks 25Before him are Gustav Bauer, Josef Hoffmann, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Maurice Denis, and Sigfrid Edström. After him are Pierre Louÿs, Sophia of Prussia, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Charlotte Cooper, D. T. Suzuki, and Ernst Barlach. Among people deceased in 1906, Georgy Gapon ranks 11Before him are Christian IX of Denmark, Élie Ducommun, Archduke Otto of Austria, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Susan B. Anthony, and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann. After him are Anton Arensky, Alexander Kielland, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Mihály Zichy, Bartolomé Mitre, and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Georgy Gapon ranks 116 out of 1,083Before him are Gregory Skovoroda (1722), Oleksandr Turchynov (1964), Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Sofia Rotaru (1947), Stanislaw Ulam (1909), and Roman Shukhevych (1907). After him are Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Roald Hoffmann (1937), Nikolai Ryzhkov (1929), Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842), Catherine Dolgorukov (1847), and Dmitry Bortniansky (1751).


Among social activists born in Ukraine, Georgy Gapon ranks 2Before him are Simon Wiesenthal (1908). After him are Sergei Kovalev (1930), David Riazanov (1870), Olga Lepeshinskaya (1916), Anna Sharyhina (1978), and Ihor Kostenko (1991).