Ulrike Meinhof

1934 - 1976

Ulrike Meinhof

Ulrike Marie Meinhof (7 October 1934 – 9 May 1976) was a West German far-left militant. She co-founded the Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion, or RAF) in 1970, after having worked as a journalist for the monthly left-wing magazine konkret. Meinhof was arrested in 1972, charged with numerous murders and the formation of a criminal association. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ulrike Meinhof has received more than 648,342 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 12th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 12 out of 182Before her are Osama bin Laden, Herostratus, Gilles de Rais, Ted Bundy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Andrei Chikatilo. After her are Ramón Mercader, Ed Gein, Man in the Iron Mask, Abdullah Öcalan, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Albert Fish.

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Among people born in 1934, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 13Before her are Albert II of Belgium, Carl Sagan, Gene Cernan, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Nana Mouskouri. After her are Shirley MacLaine, Jane Goodall, Daniel Kahneman, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Sydney Pollack, and Empress Michiko. Among people deceased in 1976, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 14Before her are Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, Jean Gabin, and J. Paul Getty. After her are André Malraux, Trofim Lysenko, Henrik Dam, Joachim Peiper, Benjamin Britten, and Man Ray.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 249 out of 3,763Before her are Christian I of Denmark (1426), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), and Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876). After her are Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), Jakob Böhme (1575), Julius Streicher (1885), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Karl Weierstrass (1815), and Isabeau of Bavaria (1370).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Ulrike Meinhof ranks 1After her are Peter Kürten (1883), Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Andreas Baader (1943), Frederick Trump (1869), Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Fritz Haarmann (1879), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Oskar Gröning (1921), Johann Rattenhuber (1897), Armin Meiwes (1961), and Ernst Zündel (null).

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