Rudolf Rocker

1873 - 1958

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Johann Rudolf Rocker (March 25, 1873 – September 19, 1958) was a German anarchist writer and activist. He was born in Mainz to a Roman Catholic artisanal family. His father died when he was a child, and his mother when he was in his teens, so he spent some time in an orphanage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Rocker has received more than 275,022 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Rudolf Rocker is the 2,317th most popular writer (up from 2,418th in 2019), the 2,393rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,406th in 2019) and the 147th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Rudolf Rocker ranks 2,317 out of 5,755Before him are Dares Phrygius, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, François Hotman, Wolfgang Iser, Jean Bruller, and Frigyes Karinthy. After him are Michael Choniates, Eduard Uspensky, Neil Postman, Orderic Vitalis, Ueda Akinari, and Simon Dach.

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Among people born in 1873, Rudolf Rocker ranks 76Before him are Elena Stasova, Alexey Shchusev, Józef Haller, Leon Czolgosz, Iuliu Maniu, and Louis Feuillade. After him are Carl Flesch, Gustaf John Ramstedt, Kyōka Izumi, Dámaso Berenguer, Nikolai Tcherepnin, and Joseph Paul-Boncour. Among people deceased in 1958, Rudolf Rocker ranks 63Before him are Johannes R. Becher, Ernest Jones, Marie Stopes, Pierre-Étienne Flandin, Stuart Lewis-Evans, and José Miaja. After him are Grigory Petrovsky, Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, Johnston McCulley, Ronald Colman, Isidora Sekulić, and Aleksander Klumberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Rocker ranks 2,393 out of 6,142Before him are Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal (1852), Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1489), Theodor Lessing (1872), Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt (1898), Otto Weddigen (1882), and Rudolf II, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg (1307). After him are Lujo Brentano (1844), Reiner Stahel (1892), Angilbert (740), Hennes Weisweiler (1919), Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia (1907), and Robert Enke (1977).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Rudolf Rocker ranks 147Before him are Elisabeth of Schönau (1129), Johann Karl August Musäus (1735), Wieland Wagner (1917), Günter Wallraff (1942), Yehuda Amichai (1924), and Wolfgang Iser (1926). After him are Berthold Auerbach (1812), Waldemar Bonsels (1880), Unica Zürn (1916), Friedrich Spee (1591), Wilhelm Raabe (1831), and Gottschalk of Orbais (805).