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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 471,172 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Gerda Christian is the 125th most popular social activist (up from 138th in 2019), the 1,046th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,171st 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 125 out of 538Before her are Flora Tristan, Maria Altmann, Vasil Levski, Alfred Naujocks, Alexander Parvus, and Meng Huo. After her are John Brown, Mangal Pandey, Sergey Nechayev, Leila Khaled, Frederick Douglass, and Death of Marilyn Monroe.

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Among people born in 1913, Gerda Christian ranks 56Before her are Aimé Césaire, Vinicius de Moraes, Mary Ainsworth, Richard Stone, Stanley Kramer, and Paul Grice. After her are Irwin Shaw, Sergey Mikhalkov, Xi Zhongxun, Otto Wichterle, Jan Kubiš, and Benjamin Bloom. Among people deceased in 1997, Gerda Christian ranks 51Before her are Chien-Shiung Wu, Charles Brenton Huggins, Georg Solti, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Cornelius Castoriadis, and Bulat Okudzhava. After her are Carl Gustav Hempel, Stéphane Grappelli, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Alexander R. Todd, and Yuri Nikulin.

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Among people born in Germany, Gerda Christian ranks 1,046 out of 6,142Before her are Alfred Brehm (1829), Josef Harpe (1887), Uli Hoeneß (1952), John McEnroe (1959), Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), and Joseph Pilates (1883). After her are Julius Wellhausen (1844), Horst Tappert (1923), Johann Mattheson (1681), Walter Christaller (1893), Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696), and Lucian Freud (1922).


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