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Rudolph Rummel

1932 - 2014

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Rudolph Joseph Rummel (October 21, 1932 – March 2, 2014) was an American political scientist and professor at the Indiana University, Yale University, and University of Hawaiʻi. He spent his career studying data on collective violence and war with a view toward helping their resolution or elimination. Contrasting genocide, Rummel coined the term democide for murder by government, such as the genocide of indigenous peoples and colonialism, Nazi Germany, the Stalinist purges, Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution, and other authoritarian, totalitarian, or undemocratic regimes, coming to the conclusion that democratic regimes result in the least democides.Rummel estimated that a total of 212 million people were killed by all governments during the 20th century, of which 148 million were killed by Communist governments from 1917 to 1987. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolph Rummel has received more than 207,788 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Rudolph Rummel is the 377th most popular historian, the 7,651st most popular biography from United States and the 29th most popular American Historian.

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Among historians, Rudolph Rummel ranks 377 out of 339Before him are Zdeněk Nejedlý, Simon Schama, Agnes Arber, George Grote, Benjamin Mazar, and Samuel Eliot Morison. After him are Timothy Garton Ash, Charles A. Beard, Minhaj-i-Siraj, Kenneth Clark, Alfred W. Crosby, and Hermann Oldenberg.

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Among people born in 1932, Rudolph Rummel ranks 365Before him are Gavril Dejeu, Marguerite Pindling, Ramón Tapia, Clive Davis, R. B. Kitaj, and Richard Lugar. After him are Sergei Slonimsky, Derog Gioura, Gerald Carr, Abel Aganbegyan, José Varacka, and François Deguelt. Among people deceased in 2014, Rudolph Rummel ranks 360Before him are Nina Andrycz, John Dobson, Rosemary Murphy, Étienne Mourrut, Isabelle Collin Dufresne, and Alice Coachman. After him are Helen Johns, Kira Zvorykina, Georgi Slavkov, Dominique Baudis, François Deguelt, and Dmitri Anosov.

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Among people born in United States, Rudolph Rummel ranks 7,651 out of 18,182Before him are Anita Stewart (1895), King Curtis (1934), Dick Button (1929), John Jeffries (1745), Daniel Bashiel Warner (1815), and Alice Coachman (1923). After him are Chuck Russell (1958), Sherman Hemsley (1938), Eric Andre (1983), Minta Durfee (1889), A. J. Foyt (1935), and Kieran Culkin (1982).

Among HISTORIANS In United States

Among historians born in United States, Rudolph Rummel ranks 29Before him are Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917), Daniel Pipes (1949), Christopher Lasch (1932), Carl Benjamin Boyer (1906), Stephen Greenblatt (1943), and Samuel Eliot Morison (1887). After him are Charles A. Beard (1874), Alfred W. Crosby (1931), Christopher Browning (1944), Carroll Quigley (1910), Robert Jay Lifton (1926), and Timothy D. Snyder (1969).