Tamara Bunke

1937 - 1967

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Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider (November 19, 1937 – August 31, 1967) was an Argentine-born East German revolutionary known for her involvement in feminism, leftist politics, and liberation movements. Born to communist parents, Bunke joined the Free German Youth at fifteen and later studied philosophy at university. She was recruited as an interpreter for the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, where she met Che Guevara during his visit to Leipzig. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tamara Bunke has received more than 405,324 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Tamara Bunke is the 532nd most popular military personnel (down from 485th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 50th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Argentinean Military Personnel.

Tamara Bunke is most famous for being the wife of Carlos the Jackal.

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Among military personnels, Tamara Bunke ranks 532 out of 2,058Before her are Živojin Mišić, Jacques MacDonald, Pál Maléter, Creighton Abrams, Cao Zhen, and Lautaro. After her are Callimachus, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Julian, Count of Ceuta, Walter Rauff, Saitō Hajime, and Pavel Batitsky.

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Among people born in 1937, Tamara Bunke ranks 73Before her are Tony Burton, George Takei, Tamara Press, Cüneyt Arkın, Valentyn Sylvestrov, and Dragoslav Šekularac. After her are Hunter S. Thompson, Yılmaz Güney, Joseph Nye, Thomas Nagel, Valentin Pavlov, and Rubin Carter. Among people deceased in 1967, Tamara Bunke ranks 55Before her are Hugo Gernsback, Forough Farrokhzad, Lorenzo Bandini, Zinaida Serebriakova, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, and Gus Grissom. After her are Ed White, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Roger B. Chaffee, Léon M'ba, Primo Carnera, and G. W. Pabst.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Tamara Bunke ranks 68 out of 1,154Before her are Hipólito Yrigoyen (1852), Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914), Osvaldo Ardiles (1952), Bernardo Houssay (1887), Jorge Sampaoli (1960), and César Milstein (1927). After her are Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811), Quino (1932), Gerardo Martino (1962), Claudio Caniggia (1967), Guillermo Vilas (1952), and Leonardo Sandri (1943).


Among military personnels born in Argentina, Tamara Bunke ranks 2Before her are José de San Martín (1778). After her are Pedro Eugenio Aramburu (1903), Emilio Eduardo Massera (1925), and Alfredo Astiz (1951).