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Hans Scholl

1918 - 1943

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Hans Fritz Scholl (German: [hans ʃɔl] ; 22 September 1918 – 22 February 1943) was, along with Alexander Schmorell, one of the two founding members of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Scholl has received more than 692,894 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Hans Scholl is the 114th most popular social activist (down from 111th in 2019), the 945th most popular biography from Germany (up from 949th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Social Activist.

Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie were members of the White Rose group, which was a German resistance movement against the Nazi regime. They helped to produce and distribute anti-Nazi leaflets in Munich. Hans was executed by guillotine on February 22, 1943, and Sophie was executed by guillotine on October 16, 1943.

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Among social activists, Hans Scholl ranks 114 out of 538Before him are Mordechai Anielewicz, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Jody Williams, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Vinoba Bhave, and Georgy Gapon. After him are Hilda Gadea, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Vesna Vulović, Denis Mukwege, Flora Tristan, and Maria Altmann.

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Among people born in 1918, Hans Scholl ranks 48Before him are Jens Christian Skou, Ahmed Deedat, Patricio Aylwin, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Robert Aldrich, and Sam Walton. After him are Paul D. Boyer, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Julian Schwinger, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Arthur Kornberg, and John Forsythe. Among people deceased in 1943, Hans Scholl ranks 35Before him are Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, Otto Jespersen, Max Reinhardt, Mordechai Anielewicz, Etty Hillesum, and Oskar Schlemmer. After him are Gustav Vigeland, André Antoine, Aurel Stein, Nicholas J. Spykman, Ugo Cavallero, and Marina Raskova.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Scholl ranks 945 out of 6,142Before him are Josef Terboven (1898), William V, Duke of Bavaria (1548), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha (1601), Prince Henry of Prussia (1862), Kurt Zeitzler (1895), and Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622). After him are Karl Rahner (1904), Henry I, Duke of Bavaria (920), Emil Maurice (1897), Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Johannes Althusius (1563), and Robert Michels (1876).


Among social activists born in Germany, Hans Scholl ranks 10Before him are Sophie Scholl (1921), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Anneliese Michel (1952), Horst Wessel (1907), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), and Paul Schäfer (1921). After him are Alfred Naujocks (1911), Gerda Christian (1913), Klaus Störtebeker (1360), Rudi Dutschke (1940), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), and Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915).