Thomas Müntzer

1489 - 1525

Thomas Müntzer

Thomas Müntzer (c. 1489 – 27 May 1525) was a German preacher and radical theologian of the early Reformation whose opposition to both Martin Luther and the Roman Catholic Church led to his open defiance of late-feudal authority in central Germany. Müntzer was foremost amongst those reformers who took issue with Luther's compromises with feudal authority. He became a leader of the German peasant and plebeian uprising of 1525 commonly known as the German Peasants' War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Müntzer has received more than 356,699 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 21st most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Thomas Müntzer ranks 21 out of 426Before him are Rosa Parks, Lady Godiva, Aung San Suu Kyi, Gustav I of Sweden, Charlotte Corday, and Robert Owen. After him are Irena Sendler, Olympe de Gouges, Emiliano Zapata, Bertha von Suttner, Ferdinand Lassalle, and Simon Wiesenthal.

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Among people born in 1489, Thomas Müntzer ranks 1After him are Antonio da Correggio, Margaret Tudor, Charles, Duke of Vendôme, Thomas Cranmer, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, William Farel, Gerónimo de Aguilar, Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, Charles IV, Duke of Alençon, and François de Tournon. Among people deceased in 1525, Thomas Müntzer ranks 1After him are Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, Cuauhtémoc, Jakob Fugger, Huayna Capac, Pietro Pomponazzi, Andrea della Robbia, Florian Geyer, Eleanor of Viseu, Michael Sittow, Charles IV, Duke of Alençon, and Lambert Simnel.

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Among people born in Germany, Thomas Müntzer ranks 145 out of 3,763Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Georg Simmel (1858), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Bruce Willis (1955), and Leopold I of Belgium (1790). After him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Otto Hahn (1879), Oswald Spengler (1880), Rudolf Höss (1901), and Johann Pachelbel (1653).


Among social activists born in Germany, Thomas Müntzer ranks 2Before him are Claus von Stauffenberg (1907). After him are Martin Niemöller (1892), Sophie Scholl (1921), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Horst Wessel (1907), Anneliese Michel (1952), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Hans Scholl (1918), Gerda Christian (1913), Alfred Naujocks (1911), and Rudi Dutschke (1940).

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