Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya

1923 - 1941

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Zoya Anatolyevna Kosmodemyanskaya (Russian: Зо́я Анато́льевна Космодемья́нская, IPA: [ˈzojə kəsmədʲɪˈmʲjanskəjə]; September 13, 1923 – November 29, 1941) was a Soviet partisan. She was executed after acts of sabotage against the invading armies of Nazi Germany; after stories emerged of her defiance towards her captors, she was posthumously declared a Hero of the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya has received more than 268,878 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya is the 113th most popular social activist (up from 121st in 2019), the 348th most popular biography from Russia (up from 378th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Social Activist.

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya was a Soviet partisan during World War II. She was captured by the Nazis and tortured to death. She is most famous for her bravery and her defiance in the face of death.

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Among social activists, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 113 out of 544Before her are An Jung-geun, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Vasil Levski, Louise Michel, Hans Scholl, and Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad. After her are Yiannis Ritsos, Paul Schäfer, Léon Jouhaux, Emily Davison, Pier Gerlofs Donia, and Georgy Gapon.

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Among people born in 1923, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 46Before her are Erland Josephson, René Girard, Jorge Semprún, Val Logsdon Fitch, Mauno Koivisto, and Frederick Herzberg. After her are Edgar F. Codd, Dev Anand, René Thom, Alice Miller, Conrad Bain, and Aaron Spelling. Among people deceased in 1941, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 37Before her are Günther Lütjens, Émile Bernard, Frederick Griffith, Christian Rakovsky, Gottfried Feder, and Sherwood Anderson. After her are Kurt Koffka, Louis Chevrolet, Mikhail Kirponos, Ludwig Quidde, Gaetano Mosca, and Dmitry Pavlov.

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Among people born in Russia, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 348 out of 2,688Before her are Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), Oleg Penkovsky (1919), Viktor Chernomyrdin (1938), Yury of Moscow (1281), Leonid Govorov (1897), and Andrei Bely (1880). After her are Anton Arensky (1861), Nikolay Semyonov (1896), Lila Kedrova (1918), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Leonid Hurwicz (1917), and Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737).


Among social activists born in Russia, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 6Before her are Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Stenka Razin (1630), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Witold Pilecki (1901), and Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866). After her are Sergey Nechayev (1847), Maria Spiridonova (1884), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), and Sophia Perovskaya (1853).