Sophie Scholl

1921 - 1943

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Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich (LMU) with her brother, Hans. For her actions, she was executed by guillotine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophie Scholl has received more than 2,891,714 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Sophie Scholl is the 35th most popular social activist (down from 32nd in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from Germany (down from 306th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Social Activist.

Sophie Scholl was a German student and anti-Nazi activist who was executed by guillotine at the age of 22. She was convicted of high treason for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets at the University of Munich, and was executed with her brother Hans.

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Among social activists, Sophie Scholl ranks 35 out of 544Before her are Emmeline Pankhurst, Simon bar Kokhba, Emma Goldman, Jan Palach, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, and Sadako Sasaki. After her are Jimmy Hoffa, Pheidippides, Omar Mukhtar, Simon Wiesenthal, Alexey Stakhanov, and Carl von Ossietzky.

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Among people born in 1921, Sophie Scholl ranks 17Before her are Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Yves Montand, Peter Ustinov, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, and Hua Guofeng. After her are Simone Signoret, Giulietta Masina, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Gunnar Nordahl, Paulo Freire, and Nancy Reagan. Among people deceased in 1943, Sophie Scholl ranks 14Before her are Boris III of Bulgaria, Simone Weil, Henrik Pontoppidan, Nikolai Vavilov, Theodor Eicke, and Beatrix Potter. After her are Yakov Dzhugashvili, Henri La Fontaine, Alexandre Yersin, Chaim Soutine, Luz Long, and Alexandre Millerand.

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Among people born in Germany, Sophie Scholl ranks 319 out of 5,289Before her are Otto Lilienthal (1848), Hans Eysenck (1916), Fritz Sauckel (1894), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Emil Kraepelin (1856), and Peter Behrens (1868). After her are Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Robert Bosch (1861), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Karl Haushofer (1869), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), and Gustav Stresemann (1878).


Among social activists born in Germany, Sophie Scholl ranks 4Before her are Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Thomas Müntzer (1489), and Martin Niemöller (1892). After her are Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Horst Wessel (1907), Anneliese Michel (1952), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Hans Scholl (1918), Paul Schäfer (1921), Alfred Naujocks (1911), and Gerda Christian (1913).