Jenny von Westphalen

1814 - 1881

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Johanna Bertha Julie Jenny Edle von Westphalen (12 February 1814 – 2 December 1881) was a German theatre critic and political activist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jenny von Westphalen has received more than 726,253 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jenny von Westphalen is the 95th most popular social activist (down from 72nd in 2019), the 783rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 635th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Social Activist.

Jenny von Westphalen was the wife of Karl Marx and the mother of seven of his children. She is most famous for being the mother of Karl Marx's children and for her role in the development of Marx's theories.

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Among social activists, Jenny von Westphalen ranks 95 out of 538Before her are Augusto César Sandino, Antipope Clement III, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, René Cassin, Syed Ahmad Khan, and Pier Gerlofs Donia. After her are Louise Michel, Emilia Plater, An Jung-geun, Susan B. Anthony, José Rizal, and Zhang Jue.

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Among people born in 1814, Jenny von Westphalen ranks 12Before her are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Adolphe Sax, Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, Henri Nestlé, and Hong Xiuquan. After her are James Joseph Sylvester, Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours, Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies, Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus, and Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel. Among people deceased in 1881, Jenny von Westphalen ranks 12Before her are Lewis H. Morgan, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Louis Auguste Blanqui, and Auguste Mariette. After her are Henri Vieuxtemps, Nikolay Pirogov, Nikolai Rubinstein, Empress Dowager Ci'an, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, and Theobald Boehm.

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Among people born in Germany, Jenny von Westphalen ranks 783 out of 6,142Before her are Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261), Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720), Magda Schneider (1909), Richard Baer (1911), and Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1504). After her are Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414), Gotthard Kettler (1517), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), Hans Fallada (1893), Maria Barbara Bach (1684), and Wolfgang Schäuble (1942).


Among social activists born in Germany, Jenny von Westphalen ranks 8Before her are Thomas Müntzer (1489), Martin Niemöller (1892), Sophie Scholl (1921), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Anneliese Michel (1952), and Horst Wessel (1907). After her are Paul Schäfer (1921), Hans Scholl (1918), Alfred Naujocks (1911), Gerda Christian (1913), Klaus Störtebeker (1360), and Rudi Dutschke (1940).