Gerda Taro

1910 - 1937

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Gerta Pohorylle (1 August 1910 – 26 July 1937), known professionally as Gerda Taro, was a German war photographer active during the Spanish Civil War. She is regarded as the first female photojournalist to have died while covering the frontline in a war. Taro was the companion and professional partner of photographer Robert Capa, who, like her, was Jewish. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerda Taro has received more than 1,125,950 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Gerda Taro is the 8th most popular journalist (down from 7th in 2019), the 479th most popular biography from Germany (down from 407th in 2019) and the most popular German Journalist.

Gerda Taro was a photojournalist who documented the Spanish Civil War. She is most famous for being killed in the conflict.

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Among journalists, Gerda Taro ranks 8 out of 196Before her are Richard Sorge, Oriana Fallaci, François-Noël Babeuf, Gianni Rodari, Joseph Pulitzer, and Sebastião Salgado. After her are Anna Politkovskaya, Robert Guérin, Julian Assange, Dorothea Lange, John Reed, and Beate Klarsfeld.

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Among people born in 1910, Gerda Taro ranks 17Before her are Katherine Oppenheimer, Django Reinhardt, Konrad Zuse, Jacques Monod, Eric Berne, and Chiang Ching-kuo. After her are Dorothy Hodgkin, Walter Schellenberg, Ronald Coase, Dominique Pire, David Niven, and Lee Byung-chul. Among people deceased in 1937, Gerda Taro ranks 17Before her are Lou Andreas-Salomé, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, George Gershwin, Gustaf Dalén, and Yevgeny Zamyatin. After her are J. M. Barrie, Austen Chamberlain, J. Bruce Ismay, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Gaston Doumergue, and Jean Harlow.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerda Taro ranks 479 out of 7,253Before her are Werner von Fritsch (1880), Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837), Ernst Busch (1885), Henri Nestlé (1814), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), and Hermann Staudinger (1881). After her are Robert Bosch (1861), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), Hans Baldung (1484), John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (1572), and Ernst Bloch (1885).

Among JOURNALISTS In Germany

Among journalists born in Germany, Gerda Taro ranks 1After her are Beate Klarsfeld (1939), Aenne Burda (1909), Thomas Nast (1840), Marta Hillers (1911), Bill Brandt (1904), Norbert Haug (1952), Bogna Koreng (1965), Anja Niedringhaus (1965), Yury Dud (1986), and Claas Relotius (1985).