William Luther Pierce

1933 - 2002

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William Luther Pierce III (September 11, 1933 – July 23, 2002) was an American neo-Nazi, white supremacist, antisemitic author, and political commentator. For more than 30 years, he was one of the highest profile individuals of the white nationalist movement. A physicist by profession, he was author of the novels The Turner Diaries and Hunter under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Luther Pierce has received more than 1,196,974 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). William Luther Pierce is the 339th most popular social activist (down from 320th in 2019), the 4,933rd most popular biography from United States and the 45th most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, William Luther Pierce ranks 339 out of 544Before him are Medgar Evers, Marie Popelin, Lev Chernyi, Anatoly Marchenko, Hector Hodler, and Huey P. Newton. After him are Hannie Schaft, Louise Bryant, Wei Jingsheng, Aruna Asaf Ali, Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy, and Cesar Chavez.

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Among people born in 1933, William Luther Pierce ranks 244Before him are Nicholas Pileggi, Haruo Remeliik, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, May Britt, Yang Chuan-kwang, and William Smith. After him are Jerry Buss, Jean Becker, C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, Nicola Pietrangeli, Titus Buberník, and Carol Burnett. Among people deceased in 2002, William Luther Pierce ranks 164Before him are Martti Miettunen, Tinus Osendarp, Tita Merello, Lawrence Tierney, Alan Lomax, and Chaim Potok. After him are Reginald Rose, R. M. Hare, Rudolf Augstein, George Sidney, Raoul Diagne, and John Cocke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Luther Pierce ranks 4,933 out of 15,968Before him are Betsy Blair (1923), J. E. B. Stuart (1833), Roy Haynes (1925), Michael Shannon (1974), Patti LaBelle (1944), and Eric Stonestreet (1971). After him are John Gray (1951), Gertrude Käsebier (1852), Bruce Rauner (1957), George Pickett (1825), Rodney Dangerfield (1921), and Robert Henri (1865).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, William Luther Pierce ranks 45Before him are Samantha Smith (1972), Mary Edwards Walker (1832), Alice Paul (1885), Edna Parker (1893), Medgar Evers (1925), and Huey P. Newton (1942). After him are Louise Bryant (1885), Cesar Chavez (1927), Eugene V. Debs (1855), Afeni Shakur (1947), John Wesley Hardin (1853), and Dorothy Day (1897).