Stéphane Hessel Rank
About Stéphane Hessel
Stéphane Hessel was a German-born French concentration camp survivor, writer, French Resistance member and diplomat remembered for his 2010 book Time for Outrage!, which sold millions of copies around the world and inspired a number of political movements, including the Occupy Wall Street movement.
He was the son of Helen Grund and renowned writer and journalist Franz Hessel. He was married twice. From 1939 to 1986, he was married to his first wife Vitia Guetzevich, with whom he fathered three children. His second marriage was to Christiane in 1987. He and Christiane remained together until his death in 2013.
While working for the French intelligence service BCRA during the Second World War, he was captured by the Nazis and sent to a number of concentration camps, where he was severely tortured. After two attempts, he succeeded in escaping from the Nazis and fled to Paris.
Stéphane Hessel Rank
Stéphane Hessel's Popularity
Stéphane Hessel was a famous French diplomat and activist, who was born on October 20, 1917. As a person born on this date, Stéphane Hessel is listed in our database as the 39th most popular celebrity for the day (October 20) and the 23rd most popular for the year (1917).
People born on October 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Stéphane Hessel is the 1156th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Stéphane Hessel's birthday, Stéphane Hessel is the 155th most famous French and ranks 8th in famous people born in Berlin, Germany.
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