Gudrun Ensslin

1940 - 1977

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Gudrun Ensslin (German: [ˈɡuːdʁuːn ˈɛnsliːn]; 15 August 1940 Bartholomä – 18 October 1977) was a founder of the West German far-left militant group Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion, or RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang). After becoming involved with co-founder Andreas Baader, Ensslin was influential in the politicization of his anarchist beliefs. Ensslin was perhaps the intellectual head of the RAF. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gudrun Ensslin has received more than 356,164 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Gudrun Ensslin is the 48th most popular extremist (down from 38th in 2019), the 886th most popular biography from Germany (down from 751st in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Extremist.

Gudrun Ensslin is most famous for being a member of the West German terrorist group, the Red Army Faction. She was born in 1944 and died in 1977.

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Among extremists, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 48 out of 205. Before her are Sawney Bean, Madame de Brinvilliers, Henry Lee Lucas, Frank Sheeran, Abu Nidal, and William Kemmler. After her are Whitey Bulger, Robert-François Damiens, George Habash, James Earl Ray, George Stinney, and George Jung.

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Among people born in 1940, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 72Before her are Robin Cook, Roberto Cavalli, Óscar Arias, Dietmar Hopp, Mario Andretti, and Astrud Gilberto. After her are James Brolin, George Akerlof, Paolo Borsellino, Al Jarreau, Milena Dravić, and Joachim Frank. Among people deceased in 1977, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 31Before her are Peter Finch, Andreas Baader, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Groucho Marx, James Jones, and Henri-Georges Clouzot. After her are Sergey Ilyushin, Naum Gabo, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Archibald Hill, John Dickson Carr, and Edgar Adrian.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 886 out of 5,289. Before her are Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1441), Günter Netzer (1944), Thomas Anders (1963), Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412), Christoph Martin Wieland (1733), and Marie of Prussia (1825). After her are Friedrich Kuhlau (1786), Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse (1777), Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1505), Karlheinz Böhm (1928), Hans Oster (1887), and Sophie of Württemberg (1818).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 7Before her are Ulrike Meinhof (1934), Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Peter Kürten (1883), Andreas Baader (1943), Fritz Haarmann (1879), and Frederick Trump (1869). After her are Willi Herold (1925), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Oskar Gröning (1921), Johann Rattenhuber (1897), Armin Meiwes (1961), and Brigitte Mohnhaupt (1949).