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 289,239 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ruth First is the 13,893rd most popular politician (down from 12,701st in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from South Africa and the 42nd most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Ruth First ranks 13,893 out of 15,710Before her are Klaus Tschütscher, Patrick M. Shanahan, Neil Kinnock, Arta Dade, Anne-Marie Lizin, and Solvita Āboltiņa. After her are Francis James Child, Joseph Plunkett, Dietrich Stobbe, Edward Akufo-Addo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rab Butler.

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Among people born in 1925, Ruth First ranks 390Before her are Doc Pomus, Robert Cormier, Ted Lindsay, Curt Lowens, Joan Leslie, and June Christy. After her are Roy Brown, Gloria DeHaven, Tom Dowd, Ilona Novák, Merv Griffin, and Howard Baker. Among people deceased in 1982, Ruth First ranks 219Before her are Paul Lynde, Kenneth Rexroth, Gopal Swarup Pathak, Dorothy Round, Celia Johnson, and William Cameron Townsend. After her are Rab Butler, Virginia Fox, Tom Tully, Arthur Lowe, Lester Bangs, and Jimmy Dickinson.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Ruth First ranks 143 out of 312Before her are Richard Borcherds (1959), Johan Kriek (1958), Mzilikazi (1790), Helen Zille (1951), Paddy Driver (1934), and Frew McMillan (1942). After her are Steven Pienaar (1982), Richard Goldstone (1938), Desiré Wilson (1953), Neville Lederle (1938), Francois Botha (1968), and Bram Fischer (1908).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Ruth First ranks 42Before her are Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928), Tom Naudé (1889), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), Grace Mugabe (1965), Mzilikazi (1790), and Helen Zille (1951). After her are Govan Mbeki (1910), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), Zindzi Mandela (1960), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (1955), Sol Plaatje (1876), and Robert Sobukwe (1924).