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Rigoberta Menchú

1959 - Today

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Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Spanish: [riɣoˈβeɾta menˈtʃu]; born 9 January 1959) is a K'iche' Guatemalan human rights activist, feminist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Menchú has dedicated her life to publicizing the rights of Guatemala's Indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996), and to promoting Indigenous rights internationally.She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 and the Princess of Asturias Award in 1998, in addition to other prestigious awards. She is the subject of the testimonial biography I, Rigoberta Menchú (1983) and the author of the autobiographical work, Crossing Borders (1998), among other works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rigoberta Menchú has received more than 1,054,582 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Rigoberta Menchú is the 160th most popular social activist (up from 189th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Guatemala (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Guatemalan Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Rigoberta Menchú ranks 160 out of 538Before her are Ilya Ulyanov, Abbé Pierre, René Just Haüy, Balthasar Gérard, Alexei Navalny, and Vladimir Bukovsky. After her are Jan Karski, Unity Mitford, Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Maria Spiridonova, Dmitry Muratov, and Campaspe.

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Among people born in 1959, Rigoberta Menchú ranks 44Before her are Christian Wulff, Guy Parmelin, Michel Preud'homme, Kelly Lynch, Per Gessle, and Mauricio Macri. After her are Sade, Anne Hidalgo, Victoria Abril, Rosanna Arquette, Michael P. Anderson, and Youssou N'Dour.

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Among people born in Guatemala, Rigoberta Menchú ranks 3 out of 42Before her are Miguel Ángel Asturias (1899) and Jacobo Árbenz (1913). After her are Efraín Ríos Montt (1926), Carlos Castillo Armas (1914), Oscar Isaac (1979), Jorge Ubico (1878), Alejandro Giammattei (1956), Rafael Carrera (1814), Otto Pérez Molina (1950), Juan José Arévalo (1904), and Manuel Estrada Cabrera (1857).


Among social activists born in Guatemala, Rigoberta Menchú ranks 1After her are Norma Cruz (1962).

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