Sakine Cansız

1958 - 2013

Sakine Cansız

Sakine Cansız (Turkish pronunciation: [saːciˈne dʒanˈsɯz]; Kurdish: Sakîne Cansiz‎, IPA: [sækinɛ dʒænsɪs]; 1958 – 9 January 2013) was one of the co-founders of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (or PKK). A Kurdish activist in the 1980s, she was arrested and tortured by Turkish police. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sakine Cansız has received more than 66,421 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 341st most popular social activist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 66k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Sakine Cansız ranks 340 out of 426Before her are Romas Kalanta, Mumia Abu-Jamal, William Lloyd Garrison, Yagan, Marsha P. Johnson, and Lucy Parsons. After her are Wolfe Tone, Lucy Stone, Wu'erkaixi, Claudette Colvin, Eoin O'Duffy, and Neerja Bhanot.

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Among people born in 1958, Sakine Cansız ranks 185Before her are Amanda Bearse, Julio Olarticoechea, Wendy Makkena, Jeannie Longo, Tamara Bykova, and Dileita Mohamed Dileita. After her are Rodion Cămătaru, Mark Moses, Gary Numan, Pekka Haavisto, Elisabeth Andreassen, and Bruno Dumont. Among people deceased in 2013, Sakine Cansız ranks 272Before her are Angela Voigt, Nigel Davenport, Amar Bose, Max Jakobson, Barry Jackson, and George Jones. After her are Pyotr Todorovsky, Stanisław Nagy, María de Villota, Steve Forrest, Jerry Buss, and Ingvar Rydell.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Sakine Cansız ranks 789 out of 901Before her are Kekaumenos (null), Bülent Korkmaz (1968), Hasan Şaş (1976), Cansu Dere (1980), Alpay Özalan (1973), and Andronikos Komnenos (1108). After her are Isaac Komnenos (1113), Kenan Doğulu (1974), Özcan Deniz (1972), Çağatay Ulusoy (1990), Ferzan Özpetek (1959), and Muharrem İnce (1964).


Among social activists born in Turkey, Sakine Cansız ranks 3Before her are Hrant Dink (1954) and İbrahim Kaypakkaya (1949). After her are Aslı Erdoğan (1967) and Hande Kader (1993).

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