Klaus Störtebeker

1360 - 1401

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"Nikolaus" Storzenbecher or "Klaus" Störtebeker (1360 – supposed 20 October 1401) was reputed to be leader of a group of privateers known as the Victual Brothers (German: Vitalienbrüder). The Victual Brothers (Latin: victualia) were originally hired during a war between Denmark and Sweden to fight the Danish and supply the besieged Swedish capital Stockholm with provisions. After the end of the war, the Victual Brothers continued to capture merchant vessels for their own account and named themselves "Likedeelers" (literally: equal sharers). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klaus Störtebeker has received more than 228,249 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Klaus Störtebeker is the 142nd most popular social activist (down from 130th in 2019), the 1,197th most popular biography from Germany (down from 394th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Klaus Störtebeker ranks 142 out of 544. Before him are Andreas Hofer, Gaius Julius Civilis, Gerda Christian, Fred Phelps, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, and René Just Haüy. After him are Stjepan Filipović, Rudi Dutschke, Leopold Trepper, Jan Karski, Musa al-Sadr, and Mairead Maguire.

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Among people born in 1360, Klaus Störtebeker ranks 8Before him are Andrei Rublev, Jan Žižka, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, Philippa of Lancaster, Ulrich von Jungingen, and Cennino Cennini. After him are Nuno Álvares Pereira, Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy, Joseph II of Constantinople, and Dorotea Bucca. Among people deceased in 1401, Klaus Störtebeker ranks 1After him are Maria, Queen of Sicily, Dinis Dias, Vladislaus II of Opole, and Anabella Drummond.

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Among people born in Germany, Klaus Störtebeker ranks 1,197 out of 5,289. Before him are August von Kotzebue (1761), Bernhard Rust (1883), Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony (1803), Fritz Bauer (1903), Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal (1862), and Herta Bothe (1921). After him are Uli Hoeneß (1952), Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (1229), Karl von Bülow (1846), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Max Hoffmann (1869), and Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover (1914).


Among social activists born in Germany, Klaus Störtebeker ranks 13Before him are Anneliese Michel (1952), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Hans Scholl (1918), Paul Schäfer (1921), Alfred Naujocks (1911), and Gerda Christian (1913). After him are Rudi Dutschke (1940), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), Carl Oberg (1897), Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915), Christoph Probst (1919), and Ludolf von Alvensleben (1901).