Ulrike Meinhof

1934 - 1976

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Ulrike Marie Meinhof (7 October 1934 – 9 May 1976) was a German left-wing journalist and founding member of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in West Germany, commonly referred to in the press as the "Baader-Meinhof gang". She is the reputed author of The Urban Guerilla Concept (1971). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ulrike Meinhof has received more than 1,274,713 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Ulrike Meinhof is the 20th most popular extremist, the 351st most popular biography from Germany (up from 382nd in 2019) and the most popular German Extremist.

Ulrike Meinhof was a German militant left-wing activist and journalist. She was a co-founder of the Red Army Faction, a communist terrorist group. She was captured in 1972, and she died in 1976 from self-inflicted injuries in prison.

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Over the past year Ulrike Meinhof has had the most page views in the with 341,985 views, followed by English (195,531), and Russian (50,547). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are French (109.33%), Belarusian (100.98%), and Breton (93.79%)


Among extremists, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 20 out of 283Before her are Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ramón Mercader, Andrei Chikatilo, Ted Kaczynski, and Ayman al-Zawahiri. After her are Ed Gein, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Albert Fish, Charles Ponzi, Carlos the Jackal, and Patrizia Reggiani.

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Among people born in 1934, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 20Before her are Judi Dench, Leonid Kravchuk, Vavá, Jane Goodall, Paco Rabanne, and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. After her are Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Pierre Richard, Stjepan Mesić, Shirley MacLaine, Empress Michiko, and Manuel Noriega. Among people deceased in 1976, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 15Before her are Fritz Lang, Max Ernst, Jean Gabin, Bernard Montgomery, André Malraux, and Henrik Dam. After her are Man Ray, J. Paul Getty, Joachim Peiper, Jacques Monod, Eyvind Johnson, and Benjamin Britten.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 351 out of 7,253Before her are August von Mackensen (1849), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Richard Dedekind (1831), Martin Niemöller (1892), Katherine Oppenheimer (1910), and Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808). After her are Emil Kraepelin (1856), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Theodor Schwann (1810), Otto Dix (1891), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), and Christian V of Denmark (1646).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 1After her are Frederick Trump (1869), Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Andreas Baader (1943), Peter Kürten (1883), Fritz Haarmann (1879), Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Willi Herold (1925), Armin Meiwes (1961), Fritz Honka (1935), and Oskar Gröning (1921).