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Vera Figner

1852 - 1942

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Vera Nikolayevna Figner Filippova (Russian: Ве́ра Никола́евна Фи́гнер Фили́ппова; 7 July [O.S. 25 June] 1852 – 25 June 1942) was a prominent Russian revolutionary political activist. Born in Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire, into a noble family of German and Russian descent, Figner was a leader of the clandestine Narodnaya Volya (People's Will) group, which advocated the use of terror to achieve a revolutionary overthrow of the government, Figner was a participant in planning the successful Assassination of Alexander II of Russia in 1881. Figner was later arrested and spent 20 months in solitary confinement prior to trial, at which she was sentenced to death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vera Figner has received more than 109,006 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Vera Figner is the 241st most popular social activist (down from 226th in 2019), the 802nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 735th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Russian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Vera Figner ranks 241 out of 538Before her are Abbie Hoffman, Mentor of Rhodes, Gretl Braun, Carl Hagenbeck, Kate Sheppard, and Juliana of Stolberg. After her are David Riazanov, Jan Gotlib Bloch, Tuvia Bielski, Sheikh Said, Coretta Scott King, and Marsha P. Johnson.

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Among people born in 1852, Vera Figner ranks 49Before her are Friedrich Loeffler, Charles W. Fairbanks, Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, John Henry Poynting, Arnold Toynbee, and John French, 1st Earl of Ypres. After her are Leopoldo Alas, Théophile Delcassé, Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal, Otakar Ševčík, Max von Gallwitz, and Henri Gervex. Among people deceased in 1942, Vera Figner ranks 88Before her are Cesare Mori, Georg Alexander Pick, Karel Doorman, Walter Sickert, Leonid Kulik, and A. E. Waite. After her are Harro Schulze-Boysen, Titus Brandsma, Walther von Lüttwitz, Lidia Zamenhof, Konstantin Balmont, and Heber Doust Curtis.

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Among people born in Russia, Vera Figner ranks 802 out of 3,262Before her are Alexander Sokurov (1951), Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia (1894), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), Franz Moritz von Lacy (1725), Karl Vaino (1923), and Ivan Yefremov (1908). After her are Alexander von Middendorff (1815), Sergei Nilus (1862), Nikolai Patrushev (1951), Vasily Aksyonov (1932), Andrey Kurbsky (1528), and Anatoli Papanov (1922).


Among social activists born in Russia, Vera Figner ranks 18Before her are Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Maria Spiridonova (1884), Dmitry Muratov (1961), Zinaida Portnova (1926), Sophia Perovskaya (1853), and Nikolai Kuznetsov (1911). After her are Alexander Antonov (1889), Feodosia Morozova (1632), Pavel Pestel (1793), Yuri Levitan (1914), Tatyana Baramzina (1919), and Catherine Breshkovsky (1844).