Sergey Nechayev

1847 - 1882

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Sergey Gennadiyevich Nechayev (Russian: Серге́й Генна́диевич Неча́ев) (2 October 1847 – 21 November or 3 December 1882) was a Russian communist revolutionary and prominent figure of the Russian nihilist movement, known for his single-minded pursuit of revolution by any means necessary, including revolutionary terror. He was the author of the radical Catechism of a Revolutionary. Nechayev fled Russia in 1869 after having been involved in the murder of a former comrade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergey Nechayev has received more than 202,421 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Sergey Nechayev is the 122nd most popular social activist (down from 110th in 2019), the 372nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 351st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Social Activist.

Sergey Nechayev was a Russian revolutionary who wrote the Catechism of a Revolutionary. He believed that to be a true revolutionary, one had to be willing to commit any act, even murder, for the sake of the revolution.

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Among social activists, Sergey Nechayev ranks 122 out of 544Before him are Léon Jouhaux, Emily Davison, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Georgy Gapon, Wat Tyler, and Alfred Naujocks. After him are Vesna Vulović, John Brown, Denis Mukwege, Marsha P. Johnson, Maria Altmann, and Betty Williams.

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Among people born in 1847, Sergey Nechayev ranks 20Before him are Jens Peter Jacobsen, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Annie Besant, Maria Pia of Savoy, Radomir Putnik, and Jean Casimir-Perier. After him are Nikolay Zhukovsky, Paul Langerhans, Catherine Dolgorukov, Bolesław Prus, Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, and Galileo Ferraris. Among people deceased in 1882, Sergey Nechayev ranks 17Before him are William Stanley Jevons, Francesco Hayez, Joseph Liouville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Léon Gambetta, and Mary Todd Lincoln. After him are Vasily Perov, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Henri Giffard, Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald.

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Among people born in Russia, Sergey Nechayev ranks 372 out of 2,688Before him are Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848), Mikhail Vrubel (1856), Pavlik Morozov (1918), Mengu-Timur (1235), Princess Louise of Prussia (1808), and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882). After him are Tamara Karsavina (1885), Valentin Serov (1865), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Vasily Perov (1834), Dmitry Pavlov (1897), and Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822).


Among social activists born in Russia, Sergey Nechayev ranks 7Before him are Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Stenka Razin (1630), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Witold Pilecki (1901), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923). After him are Maria Spiridonova (1884), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), Sophia Perovskaya (1853), and Nikolai Kuznetsov (1911).