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Peter Kropotkin

1842 - 1921

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Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (1842–1921) was a Russian anarchist and geographer known as a proponent of anarchist communism. Born into an aristocratic land-owning family, Kropotkin attended a military school 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 2,195,908 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Peter Kropotkin is the 21st most popular social activist (down from 14th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Russia (down from 67th 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 21 out of 538Before him are Claus von Stauffenberg, Guy Fawkes, Robert Owen, Rosa Parks, Lady Godiva, and Gustav I of Sweden. After him are Charlotte Corday, Olympe de Gouges, Irena Sendler, Bertha von Suttner, Thomas Müntzer, and Emiliano Zapata.

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

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Among people born in Russia, Peter Kropotkin ranks 68 out of 3,262Before him are Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (1904), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Peter II of Russia (1715), Anna of Russia (1693), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), and Georgy Malenkov (1902). After him are Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), Peter Carl Fabergé (1846), Alexander Nevsky (1220), Yaroslav the Wise (978), and Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861).


Among social activists born in Russia, Peter Kropotkin ranks 1After him are Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Stenka Razin (1630), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Witold Pilecki (1901), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), Sergey Nechayev (1847), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Alexei Navalny (1976), Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), and Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890).