1812 - 1876

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Truganini (c.1812 – 8 May 1876), also known as Lalla Rookh and Lydgugee, was a woman famous for being widely described as the last "full-blooded" Aboriginal Tasmanian to survive British colonisation. Although she was one of the last speakers of the Indigenous Tasmanian languages, Truganini was not the last Aboriginal Tasmanian. She lived through the devastation of invasion and the Black War in which most of her relatives died, avoiding death herself by being assigned as a guide in expeditions organised to capture and forcibly exile all the remaining Indigenous Tasmanians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Truganini has received more than 765,963 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Truganini is the 552nd most popular religious figure (up from 624th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Australia (up from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Religious Figure.

Truganini is a traditional Italian dish that is made with a dough-like mixture of flour, water, and eggs. It is typically served with tomato sauce and cheese.

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Among religious figures, Truganini ranks 552 out of 3,187Before her are Pope Boniface II, Antipope Clement VII, Zayd ibn Thabit, Meritaten, William Laud, and Saint Timothy. After her are Pope Telesphorus, Josemaría Escrivá, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Pope John XIII, Ludmila of Bohemia, and Paul the Deacon.

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Among people born in 1812, Truganini ranks 5Before her are Charles Dickens, Kaspar Hauser, Théodore Rousseau, and Johann Gottfried Galle. After her are Alexander Herzen, Louise of Orléans, Ivan Goncharov, Moses Hess, Sigismond Thalberg, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov. Among people deceased in 1876, Truganini ranks 5Before her are Mikhail Bakunin, George Sand, Abdülaziz, and Josephine of Leuchtenberg. After her are Karl Ernst von Baer, George Armstrong Custer, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Catherine Labouré, Marie d'Agoult, Ildefons Cerdà, and Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Truganini ranks 8 out of 1,143Before her are Gough Whitlam (1916), Geoffrey Rush (1951), Rod Laver (1938), Sia (1975), Rupert Murdoch (1931), and George Lazenby (1939). After her are Cate Blanchett (1969), Elton Mayo (1880), Chris Hemsworth (1983), Alexander Prokhorov (1916), Margaret Court (1942), and Margot Robbie (1990).


Among religious figures born in Australia, Truganini ranks 1After her are Edward Cassidy (1924), George Pell (1941), James Harrison (1936), Mary MacKillop (1842), Edward Clancy (1923), Norman Thomas Gilroy (1896), Peter Hollingworth (1935), Mitchell Johnson (1981), Ethan Ewing (1998), Thijs Nijhuis (1992), and Brisa Hennessy (1999).