Robert Capa

1913 - 1954

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Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann; October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian-American war photographer and photojournalist as well as the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taro. He is considered by some to be the greatest combat and adventure photographer in history.Capa fled political repression in Hungary when he was a teenager, moving to Berlin, where he enrolled in college. He witnessed the rise of Hitler, which led him to move to Paris, where he met and began to work with Gerta Pohorylle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Capa has received more than 1,301,600 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Robert Capa is the most popular journalist, the 17th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 18th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Journalist.

Robert Capa is most famous for his photographs of the Normandy landings on D-Day.

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Among journalists, Robert Capa ranks 1 out of 129After him are Richard Sorge, 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 1913, Robert Capa ranks 9Before him are Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Vivien Leigh, Gerald Ford, Willy Brandt, and Menachem Begin. After him are Jean Marais, Burt Lancaster, Paul Ricœur, Ramón Mercader, Klaus Barbie, and Claude Simon. Among people deceased in 1954, Robert Capa ranks 6Before him are Frida Kahlo, Alan Turing, Henri Matisse, Heinz Guderian, and Enrico Fermi. After him are Colette, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Princess Märtha of Sweden, André Derain, Machine Gun Kelly, and Andrey Vyshinsky.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Robert Capa ranks 17 out of 696Before him are Miklós Horthy (1868), Gaiseric (389), Imre Nagy (1896), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Count of St. Germain (1712), and Louis I of Hungary (1326). After him are Imre Kertész (1929), Victor Vasarely (1906), György Lukács (1885), Árpád (845), Ilona Staller (1951), and Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371).

Among JOURNALISTS In Hungary

Among journalists born in Hungary, Robert Capa ranks 1After him are Joseph Pulitzer (1847).