BirthdayMarch 7, 1940

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Rudi Dutschke

    Full name: Rudi Dutschke
    Also known as: Rudi Dutschke, Dutschke, Rudi
    Education: Freie Universität Berlin
    Professions: German student activist

  2. Rudi Dutschke Known for

    Spokesperson of the German student movement

  3. Rudi Dutschke Death information

    Died: Monday, 24th of December, 1979 (Age: 39)
    Death cause: drowned because of epileptic seizure while in the bathtub

  4. Rudi Dutschke Biography

    Alfred Willi Rudi Dutschke (March 7, 1940 – December 24, 1979) was the most prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. He advocated a long march through the institutions of power to create radical change from within government and society by becoming an integral part of the machinery. This was an idea he took up from his interpretation of Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt school of cultural Marxism. In the 1970s he followed through on this idea by joining the nascent Green movement.In 1968, he survived an assassination attempt committed by Josef Bachmann, living for another 12 years until related health problems caused his death. Radical students blamed an anti-student campaign in the papers of the Axel Springer publishing empire for the assassination attempt. This led to attempts to blockade the distribution of Springer newspapers all over Germany, which in turn led to major street battles in many German cities.

  5. Rudi Dutschke Family

    Spouse: Gretchen Klotz

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