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Gudrun Ensslin

1940 - 1977

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Gudrun Ensslin (German: [ˈɡuːdʁuːn ˈɛnsliːn]; 15 August 1940 – 18 October 1977) was a German far-left terrorist and 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 487,934 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Gudrun Ensslin is the 55th most popular extremist (down from 49th in 2019), the 927th most popular biography from Germany (down from 886th 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 55 out of 209Before her are Madame de Brinvilliers, Abu Nidal, Butch Cassidy, Patrizia Reggiani, Edmund Kemper, and George Stinney. After her are Jordan Belfort, Friedrich Jeckeln, George Habash, Frank Sheeran, Karl Denke, and Hermine Braunsteiner.

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Among people born in 1940, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 76Before her are Abdurrahman Wahid, Burt Young, Fatema Mernissi, Bruce Chatwin, Robin Cook, and Milena Dravić. After her are Lance Henriksen, Marlène Jobert, James Brolin, John Gotti, Joachim Frank, and Astrud Gilberto. Among people deceased in 1977, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 34Before her are Clementine Churchill, Lee Miller, Ali Shariati, Henri-Georges Clouzot, James Jones, and Naum Gabo. After her are Sergey Ilyushin, Archibald Hill, Peter Finch, Olave Baden-Powell, Stefania Turkewich, and Steve Biko.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 927 out of 6,142Before her are Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845), Rudi Völler (1960), Theodor Billroth (1829), Ernst vom Rath (1909), Udo Kier (1944), and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1557). After her are Princess Auguste of Bavaria (1877), Albert III, Duke of Saxony (1443), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Ulrich von Jungingen (1360), Carl Stamitz (1745), and Oskar Schlemmer (1888).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

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