Isdal Woman

1940 - 1970

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The Isdal Woman (Norwegian: Isdalskvinnen, c. 1930–1945 – November 1970) is a placeholder name given to an unidentified woman who was found dead at Isdalen ("The Ice Valley") in Bergen, Norway, on 29 November 1970. Although police at the time ruled a verdict of likely suicide, the nature of the case encouraged speculation and ongoing investigation in the years since. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isdal Woman has received more than 1,588,231 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Isdal Woman is the 295th most popular social activist (up from 299th in 2019), the 2,916th most popular biography from Germany (up from 3,021st in 2019) and the 25th most popular Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Isdal Woman ranks 295 out of 538Before her are Abdallah ibn Yasin, John Wesley Hardin, Bhikaiji Cama, Kōtoku Shūsui, Ricardo Flores Magón, and Túpac Katari. After her are Millicent Fawcett, Zhang Guotao, Claude François de Malet, Yuri Levitan, Maurice Bishop, and Wei Jingsheng.

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Among people born in 1940, Isdal Woman ranks 210Before her are Don Nelson, Sharad Pawar, Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Jana Brejchová, Christoph Blocher, and Pedro Armendáriz Jr.. After her are Jair da Costa, Thelma Schoonmaker, Raoni Metuktire, Jon Elster, Natalia Makarova, and David Koch. Among people deceased in 1970, Isdal Woman ranks 122Before her are Hugh Dowding, Terry Sawchuk, René Schneider, Paul Schmidt, Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg, and Ernst May. After her are Leah Goldberg, Aimo Lahti, Gyula Cseszneky, Félix Gaillard, Heino Eller, and Pierre Veyron.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Isdal Woman ranks 2,916 out of 6,142Before her are Paul Levi (1883), Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729), Joachim Lemelsen (1888), Ernst von Glasersfeld (1917), Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809), and Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1910). After her are Engelbert II of Berg (1185), Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (1819), Hermann Zapf (1918), Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern (1868), Max Dehn (1878), and Carl Peters (1856).


Among social activists born in Germany, Isdal Woman ranks 25Before her are Gretl Braun (1915), Carl Hagenbeck (1844), Juliana of Stolberg (1506), Ludolf von Alvensleben (1901), Harro Schulze-Boysen (1909), and Christa Schroeder (1908). After her are William I, Margrave of Meissen (1343), George Frederick, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1573), Karl Ludwig Sand (1795), Anita Augspurg (1857), Helene Stöcker (1869), and Joseph Weydemeyer (1818).