Otto Warmbier

1994 - 2017

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Otto Frederick Warmbier (December 12, 1994 – June 19, 2017) was an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea in 2016 on a charge of subversion. In June 2017, he was released by North Korea in a vegetative state and died soon afterward. Warmbier entered North Korea as part of a guided tour group on December 29, 2015. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Warmbier has received more than 7,738,656 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Otto Warmbier is the 392nd most popular social activist (down from 347th in 2019), the 6,629th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,048th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Otto Warmbier ranks 392 out of 544Before him are Aslı Erdoğan, Romas Kalanta, Olga Lepeshinskaya, Amal Clooney, Sylvia Rivera, and Sakine Cansız. After him are Hereward the Wake, Emily Hobhouse, Yun Hyon-seok, Devdas Gandhi, James Meredith, and Luisa Cuesta.

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Among people born in 1994, Otto Warmbier ranks 13Before him are Kai, Emre Can, Harry Styles, Saoirse Ronan, Memphis Depay, and Hakan Çalhanoğlu. After him are Raheem Sterling, Dimash Kudaibergen, Marquinhos, Benjamin Mendy, Maluma, and Camila Mendes. Among people deceased in 2017, Otto Warmbier ranks 343Before him are Katy Bødtger, June Foray, Alina Janowska, Danuta Szaflarska, Josef Musil, and Vladimir Makanin. After him are Vladimir Shainsky, Sam Panopoulos, Roberto Anzolin, Abdelmajid Dolmy, Heather Menzies, and Osvaldo Fattori.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Otto Warmbier ranks 6,629 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Irons (1886), Noah Baumbach (1969), James P. Johnson (1894), Frank Loomis (1896), Helen Prejean (1939), and Elaine May (1932). After him are Richard Boone (1917), Jack Dorsey (1976), Mark Moses (1958), Buddy Hackett (1924), M. King Hubbert (1903), and Louella Parsons (1881).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Otto Warmbier ranks 63Before him are Anna Louise Strong (1885), Ruby Bridges (1954), Mumia Abu-Jamal (1954), Leonard Peltier (1944), Catharine MacKinnon (1946), and Sylvia Rivera (1951). After him are James Meredith (1933), Ralph Abernathy (1926), Bill Haywood (1869), Martin Luther King III (1957), Roger Stone (1952), and Ella Baker (1903).