Gerda Christian

1913 - 1997

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Gerda Christian (née Daranowski; 13 December 1913 – 14 April 1997), nicknamed "Dara", was one of Adolf Hitler's private secretaries before and during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerda Christian has received more than 374,726 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Gerda Christian is the 138th most popular social activist (down from 120th in 2019), the 1,171st most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,019th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Social Activist.

Gerda Christian is most famous for being the first woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School.

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Among social activists, Gerda Christian ranks 138 out of 544Before her are Betty Ford, Hilda Gadea, Edward Snowden, Steve Biko, Andreas Hofer, and Gaius Julius Civilis. After her are Fred Phelps, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, René Just Haüy, Klaus Störtebeker, Stjepan Filipović, and Rudi Dutschke.

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Among people born in 1913, Gerda Christian ranks 62Before her are Jan Kubiš, Sergey Mikhalkov, Stanford Moore, Bill Shankly, Méret Oppenheim, and Richard Stone. After her are Xi Zhongxun, Stanley Kramer, Mickey Cohen, Stewart Granger, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, and Lloyd Bridges. Among people deceased in 1997, Gerda Christian ranks 56Before her are John Kendrew, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Bulat Okudzhava, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Narciso Yepes, and Masaru Ibuka. After her are Miguel Najdorf, George Wald, Charles Brenton Huggins, Fela Kuti, Friedrich Hund, and Hugo Gunckel Lüer.

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Among social activists born in Germany, Gerda Christian ranks 12Before her are Horst Wessel (1907), Anneliese Michel (1952), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Hans Scholl (1918), Paul Schäfer (1921), and Alfred Naujocks (1911). After her are Klaus Störtebeker (1360), Rudi Dutschke (1940), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), Carl Oberg (1897), Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915), and Christoph Probst (1919).