Johann Most

1846 - 1906

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Johann Joseph "Hans" Most (February 5, 1846 – March 17, 1906) was a German-American Social Democratic and then anarchist politician, newspaper editor, and orator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Most has received more than 204,736 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Johann Most is the 3,829th most popular writer (up from 3,891st in 2019), the 3,844th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,668th in 2019) and the 230th most popular German Writer.

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  • 50.73

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  • 23

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  • 4.31

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  • 2.85

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Notable Works

Ein Sozialist in Deutschland
Military science for revolutionaires
Anarchism, Handbooks, manuals, Terrorism
Die Gottespest und andere religionskritische Schriften
Anarchism and anarchists, Controversial literature, Religion
The Science of Revolutionary Warfare (The Combat bookshelf)
Anarchists, Biography
Kommunistischer Anarchismus
Anarchism, Communism, History


Among writers, Johann Most ranks 3,829 out of 7,302Before him are Amira Hass, Juan Valera y Alcalá-Galiano, Mikayil Mushfig, Cui Hao, David Brin, and Janet Frame. After him are Vladimir Odoyevsky, Srečko Kosovel, Botho Strauß, Marco Girolamo Vida, Konstantin Aksakov, and Patrick Leigh Fermor.

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Among people born in 1846, Johann Most ranks 75Before him are Anna Kingsford, Lewis Boss, Marie Popelin, William Robertson Smith, Basil III of Constantinople, and Friedrich Paulsen. After him are Whitcomb L. Judson, Giuseppe De Nittis, Emil Warburg, Carrie Nation, Luc-Olivier Merson, and Duke Eugen of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1906, Johann Most ranks 53Before him are Georges Rayet, Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe, Ernst Josephson, Stevan Sremac, Johann Dzierzon, and Rahime Perestu Sultan. After him are Spencer Gore, Heinrich Gelzer, Todor Burmov, Suzanne Manet, Manuel García, and Josephine Butler.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Most ranks 3,844 out of 7,253Before him are Wilhelm Kühne (1837), Ruth Pfau (1929), Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (1858), Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (1900), Friedrich von Ingenohl (1857), and Princess Therese of Nassau-Weilburg (1815). After him are Botho Strauß (1944), Andrey Osterman (1686), Helmut Wick (1915), Bill Brandt (1904), Mathieu Carrière (1950), and Siegfried Buback (1920).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Johann Most ranks 230Before him are Glückel of Hameln (1646), Bruno Apitz (1900), Friedrich Theodor Vischer (1807), Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810), Walter Kempowski (1929), and Irmgard Keun (1905). After him are Botho Strauß (1944), Johann Baptist Allgaier (1763), Karoline von Günderrode (1780), Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1744), Friedrich von Bodenstedt (1819), and Leopold Zunz (1794).