Ulrike Marie Meinhof

Birthday
7, 1934
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 9, 1976 (41)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1934
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 9, 1976 (41)

About

Left-wing revolutionary who, as a founder (in 1970) of the Red Army Faction, was charged with multiple counts of murder. She was hanged before her trial.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Munster, where she became a member of the Socialist German Student Union. Later, she joined the Communist Party of Germany and began working as an editor for a publication called Konkret.

Trivia

She participated, with the Red Army Faction, in numerous bombings and bank robberies and wrote, during this period, a manifesto called The Concept of the Urban Guerrilla.

Family Life

She married, and later divorced, publisher Klaus Rainer Rohl. Together, the couple had twin daughters: Bettina and Regine.

Associated With

Singer Marianne Faithfull dedicated a song on her Broken English album to Meinhof.