Hans Scholl

1918 - 1943

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Hans Fritz Scholl (German: [hans ʃɔl] (listen); 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 508,667 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hans Scholl is the 111th most popular social activist (down from 99th in 2019), the 949th most popular biography from Germany (down from 844th in 2019) and the 9th 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 111 out of 544Before him are Kim Hyong-jik, Mordechai Anielewicz, An Jung-geun, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Vasil Levski, and Louise Michel. After him are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Yiannis Ritsos, Paul Schäfer, Léon Jouhaux, and Emily Davison.

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Among people born in 1918, Hans Scholl ranks 46Before him are Takashi Kasahara, Robert Aldrich, Richard Winters, Patricio Aylwin, Julian Schwinger, and Yasuhiro Nakasone. After him are Kazu Naoki, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Bertram Brockhouse, Lila Kedrova, Jerome Karle, and Sam Walton. Among people deceased in 1943, Hans Scholl ranks 36Before him are Max Reinhardt, Otto Jespersen, Viktor Lutze, André Antoine, Jean Moulin, and Mordechai Anielewicz. After him are Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, Franz Jägerstätter, Nicholas J. Spykman, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Aurel Stein, and Franz Oppenheimer.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Scholl ranks 949 out of 5,289Before him are Bernhard Schlink (1944), Henry I, Duke of Bavaria (920), Walter Baade (1893), Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927), Adam Elsheimer (1578), and Petrus Apianus (1495). After him are Karl Abraham (1877), Hendrik Goltzius (1558), Walter Christaller (1893), Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696), Eugen Dühring (1833), and Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775).


Among social activists born in Germany, Hans Scholl ranks 9Before him are Martin Niemöller (1892), Sophie Scholl (1921), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Horst Wessel (1907), Anneliese Michel (1952), and Jenny von Westphalen (1814). After him are Paul Schäfer (1921), Alfred Naujocks (1911), Gerda Christian (1913), Klaus Störtebeker (1360), Rudi Dutschke (1940), and Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818).