Sergey Nechayev

1847 - 1882

Sergey Nechayev

Sergey Gennadiyevich Nechayev (Russian: Серге́й Генна́диевич Неча́ев) (2 October 1847 – 21 November or 3 December 1882) was a Russian socialist 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 172,250 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 112th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Sergey Nechayev ranks 110 out of 426Before him are Fra Dolcino, Judas of Galilee, Vlado Chernozemski, Georgy Gapon, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi, and Vasil Levski. After him are Andreas Hofer, Flora Tristan, Lal Bahadur Shastri, René Just Haüy, Edward Snowden, and Betty Ford.

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Among people born in 1847, Sergey Nechayev ranks 19Before him are Jens Peter Jacobsen, Maria Pia of Savoy, Radomir Putnik, Jean Casimir-Perier, Annie Besant, and Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria. After him are Nikolay Zhukovsky, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, Bolesław Prus, Oscar Swahn, and Galileo Ferraris. Among people deceased in 1882, Sergey Nechayev ranks 16Before him are Léon Gambetta, Louis Blanc, Francesco Hayez, Joseph Liouville, William Stanley Jevons, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. After him are Vasily Perov, Mary Todd Lincoln, Henri Giffard, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, and Ignacy Łukasiewicz.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Sergey Nechayev ranks 351 out of 2,050Before him are Leonid Govorov (1897), Yury of Moscow (1281), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831), Alexander Danilovich Menshikov (1673), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), and The French Angel (1903). After him are Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Varlam Shalamov (1907), Vera Menchik (1906), Nikolai Kardashev (1932), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), and Galina Ulanova (1910).


Among social activists born in Russia, Sergey Nechayev ranks 6Before him are Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Stenka Razin (1630), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Witold Pilecki (1901), and Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866). After him are Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), Klaus Störtebeker (1360), Maria Spiridonova (1884), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), and Vladimir Bukovsky (1942).

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