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.
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.
Singer Marianne Faithfull dedicated a song on her Broken English album to Meinhof.
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.
She married, and later divorced, publisher Klaus Rainer Rohl. Together, the couple had twin daughters: Bettina and Regine.