Rudi Dutschke

1940 - 1979

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Alfred Willi Rudolf Dutschke (German: [ˈʁuːdi ˈdʊtʃkə]; 7 March 1940 – 24 December 1979) was a German Marxist sociologist and a political activist in the German student movement and the APO protest movement of the 1960s.He advocated a "long march through the institutions of power" to create radical change from within government and society by becoming an integral part of the machinery. This was an idea he took up from his interpretation of Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory; accordingly, the quote is often wrongfully attributed to Gramsci. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudi Dutschke has received more than 341,718 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Rudi Dutschke is the 144th most popular social activist (down from 127th in 2019), the 1,223rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,048th in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Rudi Dutschke ranks 144 out of 544Before him are Gerda Christian, Fred Phelps, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, René Just Haüy, Klaus Störtebeker, and Stjepan Filipović. After him are Leopold Trepper, Jan Karski, Musa al-Sadr, Mairead Maguire, Mickey Cohen, and Jacques Roux.

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Among people born in 1940, Rudi Dutschke ranks 90Before him are Brian Josephson, Vittorio Storaro, Jean-Luc Nancy, Arieh Warshel, Katharine Ross, and Sepp Piontek. After him are Masahiro Hamazaki, Nobuyoshi Araki, Mike Hailwood, Fabrizio De André, Wilma Rudolph, and Frida Boccara. Among people deceased in 1979, Rudi Dutschke ranks 52Before him are Conrad Hilton, Mamie Eisenhower, Yukio Tsuda, Stein Rokkan, Alfredo Ottaviani, and Otto Robert Frisch. After him are Abul A'la Maududi, Konstantin Simonov, Charles Mingus, Louis Durey, Wilfred Bion, and Ali Hassan Salameh.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudi Dutschke ranks 1,223 out of 5,289Before him are Siegfried Lenz (1926), Werner Best (1903), Georg Bednorz (1950), Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1831), Princess Josephine of Baden (1813), and Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807). After him are Thomas Abbt (1738), Hermann Kolbe (1818), Hartmann Schedel (1440), Joachim Fest (1926), Helmut Haller (1939), and Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826).


Among social activists born in Germany, Rudi Dutschke ranks 14Before him are Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Hans Scholl (1918), Paul Schäfer (1921), Alfred Naujocks (1911), Gerda Christian (1913), and Klaus Störtebeker (1360). After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), Carl Oberg (1897), Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915), Christoph Probst (1919), Ludolf von Alvensleben (1901), and Christa Schroeder (1908).