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Sergey Nechayev

1847 - 1882

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Sergey Gennadiyevich Nechayev (Russian: Серге́й Генна́диевич Неча́ев) (2 October [O.S. 20 September] 1847 – 3 December [O.S. 21 November] 1882) was a Russian anarchist, part of the Russian nihilist movement, known for his single-minded pursuit of revolution by any means necessary, including revolutionary terror.Nechayev fled Russia in 1869 after having been involved in the murder of a student who doubted the existence of his underground organization. Complicated relationships with fellow revolutionaries caused him to be expelled from the International Workingmen's Association. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergey Nechayev has received more than 288,618 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Sergey Nechayev is the 128th most popular social activist (down from 122nd in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from Russia (down from 371st in 2019) and the 8th 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 128 out of 538Before him are Alfred Naujocks, Alexander Parvus, Meng Huo, Gerda Christian, John Brown, and Mangal Pandey. After him are Leila Khaled, Frederick Douglass, Death of Marilyn Monroe, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, Klaus Störtebeker, and Mairead Maguire.

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Among people born in 1847, Sergey Nechayev ranks 21Before him are Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Jean Casimir-Perier, Maria Pia of Savoy, Max Liebermann, Catherine Dolgorukov, and Radomir Putnik. After him are Paul Langerhans, Bolesław Prus, Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, Nikolay Zhukovsky, John Bates Clark, and Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma. Among people deceased in 1882, Sergey Nechayev ranks 16Before him are Louis Blanc, Francesco Hayez, William Stanley Jevons, Léon Gambetta, Joseph Liouville, and Vasily Perov. After him are Mary Todd Lincoln, Ewelina Hańska, Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henri Giffard, and Ignacy Łukasiewicz.

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Among people born in Russia, Sergey Nechayev ranks 389 out of 3,262Before him are Anna Dostoevskaya (1846), Aleksandr Karelin (1967), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Mathilde Kschessinska (1872), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), and Naina Yeltsina (1932). After him are Pavel Nakhimov (1802), Lev Kuleshov (1899), Vladimir Bekhterev (1857), Mengu-Timur (1235), Andrei Bely (1880), and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819).


Among social activists born in Russia, Sergey Nechayev ranks 8Before him are Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Stenka Razin (1630), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Witold Pilecki (1901), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923). After him are Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Alexei Navalny (1976), Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Maria Spiridonova (1884), and Dmitry Muratov (1961).