Steve Biko

1946 - 1977

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Bantu Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve Biko has received more than 3,767,649 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Steve Biko is the 135th most popular social activist (down from 134th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from South Africa (up from 25th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Social Activist.

Steve Biko was a black South African activist who was a founding member of the Black Consciousness Movement. He was a student leader and an anti-apartheid activist who was killed by the South African police in 1977.

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Among social activists, Steve Biko ranks 135 out of 544Before him are Frederick Douglass, Manuela Sáenz, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Betty Ford, Hilda Gadea, and Edward Snowden. After him are Andreas Hofer, Gaius Julius Civilis, Gerda Christian, Fred Phelps, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, and René Just Haüy.

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Among people born in 1946, Steve Biko ranks 95Before him are Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, Peter Green, Demetris Christofias, Brian Cox, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, and Ahmed Zewail. After him are Aziz Sancar, Ajda Pekkan, Alan Jones, Stefania Sandrelli, Pete Postlethwaite, and Kim Kyong-hui. Among people deceased in 1977, Steve Biko ranks 41Before him are Archibald Hill, John Dickson Carr, Edgar Adrian, John Edensor Littlewood, Stephen Boyd, and Abdel Halim Hafez. After him are Modibo Keïta, Clementine Churchill, Lee Miller, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, Sepp Herberger, and Oskar Morgenstern.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Steve Biko ranks 23 out of 312Before him are P. W. Botha (1916), Max Theiler (1899), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Jan Smuts (1870), and Sydney Brenner (1927). After him are Jody Scheckter (1950), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), Seymour Papert (1928), D. F. Malan (1874), and Michael Levitt (1947).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In South Africa

Among social activists born in South Africa, Steve Biko ranks 2Before him are Nelson Mandela (1918). After him are Eugène Terre'Blanche (1941), Devdas Gandhi (1900), Denis Goldberg (1933), Bram Fischer (1908), Frances Ames (1920), and Albertina Sisulu (1918).