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Rudi Dutschke

1940 - 1979

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Alfred Willi Rudolf "Rudi" Dutschke (German: [ˈʁuːdi ˈdʊtʃkə]; 7 March 1940 – 24 December 1979) was a German sociologist and political activist who, until severely injured by an assassin in 1968, was a leading charismatic figure within the Socialist Students Union (SDS) in West Germany, and that country's broader "extra-parliamentary opposition" (APO). Dutschke claimed both Christian and Marxist inspiration for a socialism that rejected both the Leninist model of party dictatorship that he had experienced as a youth in East Germany, and the compromises of West German social democracy. He advocated the creation of alternative or parallel social, economic and political institutions structured on the principles of direct democracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudi Dutschke has received more than 525,787 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Rudi Dutschke is the 174th most popular social activist (down from 144th in 2019), the 1,504th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,223rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Rudi Dutschke ranks 174 out of 538Before him are Gaius Julius Civilis, Al-Mu'tazz, Soh Jaipil, Fred Phelps, Kang Pan-sok, and Mordechai Vanunu. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, Otoya Yamaguchi, Guru Ram Das, Salvador Puig Antich, Emily Davison, and Andrés Bonifacio.

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Among people born in 1940, Rudi Dutschke ranks 110Before him are Shozo Tsugitani, Toshihide Maskawa, Elke Sommer, Saul Kripke, Jerzy Buzek, and Mate Boban. After him are Jimmy Greaves, Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, Ali Hassan Salameh, Iva Zanicchi, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, and Thomas A. Steitz. Among people deceased in 1979, Rudi Dutschke ranks 57Before him are Dhyan Chand, Dimitri Tiomkin, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Charles Mingus, Yuen Siu-tien, and Alfredo Ottaviani. After him are Charles W. Morris, Ali Hassan Salameh, Nicos Poulantzas, Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, Friedrich Ebert Jr., and Heinz Reinefarth.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudi Dutschke ranks 1,504 out of 6,142Before him are Conrad, Margrave of Meissen (1097), August Sander (1876), Leo Frobenius (1873), Heiner Müller (1929), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), and Christian Morgenstern (1871). After him are Heinrich Füger (1751), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), Fancy (1946), Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg (1723), Salvian (405), and Diane Kruger (1976).


Among social activists born in Germany, Rudi Dutschke ranks 14Before him are Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Paul Schäfer (1921), Hans Scholl (1918), Alfred Naujocks (1911), Gerda Christian (1913), and Klaus Störtebeker (1360). After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915), Christoph Probst (1919), Carl Oberg (1897), Gretl Braun (1915), and Carl Hagenbeck (1844).