Ramón Mercader

1913 - 1978

Ramón Mercader

Jaime Ramón Mercader del Río (born 7 February 1913 – 18 October 1978), more commonly known as Ramón Mercader, was a Spanish communist and NKVD agent who assassinated Russian Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in August 1940 with an ice axe. Though anatomy and physiology can not explain this, but in spite of such a brain damage Leon Trotsky seized him, broke his arm and asked Trotsky's bodyguards to leave Ramon Mercader alive for the investigation and trial, though Trotsky and his bodyguards understood that Trotsky would die soon. Ramon Mercader served 20 years in a Mexican prison for the murder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramón Mercader has received more than 900,571 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular extremist.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Ramón Mercader ranks 13 out of 182Before him are Herostratus, Gilles de Rais, Ted Bundy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Andrei Chikatilo, and Ulrike Meinhof. After him are Ed Gein, Man in the Iron Mask, Abdullah Öcalan, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Albert Fish, and Ted Kaczynski.

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Among people born in 1913, Ramón Mercader ranks 12Before him are Gerald Ford, Jesse Owens, Menachem Begin, Robert Capa, Jean Marais, and Paul Ricœur. After him are Gustáv Husák, Burt Lancaster, Claude Simon, Klaus Barbie, Benjamin Britten, and Lon Nol. Among people deceased in 1978, Ramón Mercader ranks 12Before him are Aldo Moro, Jacques Brel, Adolf Dassler, Giorgio de Chirico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Manne Siegbahn. After him are Umberto Nobile, Margaret Mead, Ricardo Zamora, Anastas Mikoyan, Kurt Student, and John Cazale.

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Among people born in Spain, Ramón Mercader ranks 76 out of 1,895Before him are Alfonso XII of Spain (1857), Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba (1507), Peter III of Aragon (1239), Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), and Antonio Banderas (1960). After him are José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Blanche of Castile (1188), Juan Ponce de León (1460), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475), Francisco Gento (1933), and Louis I of Spain (1707).


Among extremists born in Spain, Ramón Mercader ranks 1After him are Luis Carrero Blanco (1904).

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