Richard Sorge

1895 - 1944

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Richard Sorge (Russian Рихард Густавович Зорге, Rikhard Gustavovich Zorge; 4 October 1895 – 7 November 1944) was a German journalist and Soviet military intelligence officer who was active before and during World War II and worked undercover as a German journalist in both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan. His codename was "Ramsay" (Russian: Рамза́й). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Sorge has received more than 908,572 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Richard Sorge is the 2nd most popular journalist (up from 4th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Azerbaijan (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Azerbaijani Journalist.

Richard Sorge was a Soviet spy who was instrumental in exposing the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.

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Among journalists, Richard Sorge ranks 2 out of 129Before him are Robert Capa. After him are Oriana Fallaci, François-Noël Babeuf, Joseph Pulitzer, Gianni Rodari, Gerda Taro, Sebastião Salgado, Dorothea Lange, John Reed, Julian Assange, and Anna Politkovskaya.

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Among people born in 1895, Richard Sorge ranks 6Before him are George VI, Carl Orff, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Juan Perón, and Anna Freud. After him are Buster Keaton, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Nikolai Yezhov, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Max Horkheimer. Among people deceased in 1944, Richard Sorge ranks 10Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Abdulmejid II, and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. After him are Günther von Kluge, Reza Shah, William James Sidis, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Michael Wittmann, and Ludwig Beck.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Richard Sorge ranks 2 out of 159Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141). After him are Heydar Aliyev (1923), Lev Landau (1908), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Garry Kasparov (1963), Arghun (1250), Ilham Aliyev (1961), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), and Ivan Bagramyan (1897).

Among JOURNALISTS In Azerbaijan

Among journalists born in Azerbaijan, Richard Sorge ranks 1After him are Khadija Ismayilova (1976).