Peter Kropotkin

1842 - 1921

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Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (9 December 1842 – 8 February 1921) was a Russian anarchist and geographer known as a proponent of anarchist communism. Born into an aristocratic land-owning family, Kropotkin attended Page Corps and later served as an officer in Siberia, where he participated in several geological expeditions. He was imprisoned for his activism in 1874 and managed to escape two years later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Kropotkin has received more than 2,362,571 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Peter Kropotkin is the 20th most popular social activist (up from 21st in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Russia (up from 68th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Social Activist.

Peter Kropotkin was a Russian anarchist and geographer who is most famous for his book "Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution."

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Among social activists, Peter Kropotkin ranks 20 out of 840Before him are Claus von Stauffenberg, Aung San Suu Kyi, Jane Addams, Nicholas Winton, Rosa Parks, and Gustav I of Sweden. After him are Robert Owen, Bertha von Suttner, Thomas Müntzer, Olympe de Gouges, Charlotte Corday, and Guy Fawkes.

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Among people born in 1842, Peter Kropotkin ranks 3Before him are Abdul Hamid II, and William James. After him are Stéphane Mallarmé, Jules Massenet, Alfred Marshall, Karl May, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Dominic Savio, Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, and Paul Lafargue. Among people deceased in 1921, Peter Kropotkin ranks 3Before him are Enrico Caruso, and Camille Saint-Saëns. After him are Gabriel Lippmann, Peter I of Serbia, Ludwig III of Bavaria, Carl Menger, Alfred Hermann Fried, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Talaat Pasha, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, and Nicholas I of Montenegro.

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Among people born in Russia, Peter Kropotkin ranks 60 out of 3,761Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895), Vladimir the Great (958), Alexander Nevsky (1220), Rurik (830), and Rudolf Nureyev (1938). After him are Ivan Turgenev (1818), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), Georg Cantor (1845), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Yaroslav the Wise (978), and Vasily Zaitsev (1915).


Among social activists born in Russia, Peter Kropotkin ranks 1After him are Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Stenka Razin (1630), Alexei Navalny (1976), Witold Pilecki (1901), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), Dmitry Muratov (1961), Sergey Nechayev (1847), Ales Bialiatski (1962), Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), and Maria Spiridonova (1884).