Gudrun Ensslin

1940 - 1977

Gudrun Ensslin

Gudrun Ensslin (German: [ˈɡuːdʁuːn ˈɛnsliːn]; 15 August 1940 – 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 336,186 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 38th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 38 out of 182Before her are Otto Ohlendorf, Andreas Baader, H. H. Holmes, William Kemmler, Frederick Trump, and Nathuram Godse. After her are Barry Seal, Butch Cassidy, Fritz Haarmann, Abu Nidal, James Earl Ray, and George Habash.

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Among people born in 1940, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 63Before her are Jacques Rancière, Abdurrahman Wahid, Denis Law, John Gotti, Raquel Welch, and Shahnaz Pahlavi. After her are Lance Henriksen, Nancy Pelosi, Mario Andretti, Óscar Arias, Mina, and Arieh Warshel. Among people deceased in 1977, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 29Before her are Andreas Baader, Clarice Lispector, Groucho Marx, Peter Finch, Edgar Adrian, and James Jones. After her are Henri-Georges Clouzot, Archibald Hill, Sergey Ilyushin, Ali Shariati, Olave Baden-Powell, and A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 751 out of 3,763Before her are August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865), Walter Baade (1893), Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1557), Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), and Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636). After her are Anna Seghers (1900), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), John George III, Elector of Saxony (1647), Wilhelm Cuno (1876), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), and Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Gudrun Ensslin ranks 6Before her are Ulrike Meinhof (1934), Peter Kürten (1883), Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Andreas Baader (1943), and Frederick Trump (1869). After her are Fritz Haarmann (1879), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Oskar Gröning (1921), Johann Rattenhuber (1897), Armin Meiwes (1961), and Ernst Zündel (null).

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