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Ruth First

1925 - 1982

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Heloise Ruth First (4 May 1925 – 17 August 1982) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and scholar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth First has received more than 350,776 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Ruth First is the 15,551st most popular politician (down from 13,868th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from South Africa (up from 143rd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular South African Politician.

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  • 26

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  • 4.04

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Among politicians, Ruth First ranks 15,551 out of 15,577Before her are Valery Bolotov, William R. Day, Sumitra Mahajan, Valeria Ciavatta, Syarhey Rumas, and Georges Trombert. After her are Alois Schnabel, Guram Kostava, Emil Jónsson, Eric Williams, George Hearst, and Michael Manley.

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Among people born in 1925, Ruth First ranks 422Before her are Ilona Novák, Bruno Pesaola, Yuriy Lituyev, Raja Ramanna, Shirley Strickland, and Phillip V. Tobias. After her are Lilyan Chauvin, Jacques Grimonpon, Fernand Decanali, Howard Baker, Nelson Demarco, and Anne V. Coates. Among people deceased in 1982, Ruth First ranks 236Before her are Marty Robbins, Cal Tjader, Willy Busch, Otto von Porat, Raúl Fernández, and James Broderick. After her are Alois Schnabel, László Sternberg, Kim Duk-koo, Sue Carol, Elvio Banchero, and Dorothy Round.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Ruth First ranks 141 out of 374Before her are Jackie Pretorius (1934), Belle Delphine (1999), Frew McMillan (1942), Elsa Joubert (1922), Francois Botha (1968), and Phillip V. Tobias (1925). After her are Gavin Hood (1963), Peter de Klerk (1935), Lucky Dube (1910), Helen Zille (1951), Constand Viljoen (1933), and Mzilikazi (1790).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Ruth First ranks 42Before her are Pik Botha (1932), Eben Dönges (1898), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), Ted Moore (1914), Tom Naudé (1889), and Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928). After her are Helen Zille (1951), Mzilikazi (1790), Zindzi Mandela (1960), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), Sol Plaatje (1876), and Grace Mugabe (1965).