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 581,507 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Jenny von Westphalen is the 72nd most popular social activist (up from 88th in 2019), the 635th most popular biography from Germany (up from 740th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German 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 72 out of 544Before her are Errico Malatesta, Mustafa Barzani, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Dominique Pire, Dragutin Dimitrijević, and Gabrielle d'Estrées. After her are Edmond James de Rothschild, José Rizal, Antipope Clement III, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Jane Addams.

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Among people born in 1814, Jenny von Westphalen ranks 12Before her are Mikhail Lermontov, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Anders Jonas Ångström, Henri Nestlé, Julius von Mayer, and Hong Xiuquan. After her are James Joseph Sylvester, Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours, Sheridan Le Fanu, Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus, and Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies. Among people deceased in 1881, Jenny von Westphalen ranks 11Before her are Benjamin Disraeli, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Lewis H. Morgan, Louis Auguste Blanqui, and Matthias Jakob Schleiden. After her are Henri Vieuxtemps, Auguste Mariette, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Nikolai Rubinstein, Nikolay Pirogov, and Theobald Boehm.

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Among people born in Germany, Jenny von Westphalen ranks 635 out of 5,289Before her are Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858), Helmut Newton (1920), Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), Johannes Rau (1931), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), and Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (1668). After her are Otto Diels (1876), Bert Hellinger (1925), Jürgen Klopp (1967), Ernst Chain (1906), Ralf Dahrendorf (1929), and Hermann von Salza (1170).


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), Horst Wessel (1907), and Anneliese Michel (1952). After her are Hans Scholl (1918), Paul Schäfer (1921), Alfred Naujocks (1911), Gerda Christian (1913), Klaus Störtebeker (1360), and Rudi Dutschke (1940).