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With 538 biographies, Social Activists are the 26th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Companions, Businesspeople, and Skiers.

Pantheon has 649 people classified as social activists born between 600 BC and 2009. Of these 649, 159 (24.50%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living social activists include Aung San Suu Kyi, Shirin Ebadi, and Angela Davis. The most famous deceased social activists include Che Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela. As of April 2022, 112 new social activists have been added to Pantheon including Death of Marilyn Monroe, Dmitry Muratov, and Roustam Raza.

Living Social Activists

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Deceased Social Activists

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Newly Added Social Activists (2022)

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Most social activists were born in United States (115), India (43), and United Kingdom (43). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (7), Moscow (6), and Beijing (5).The most common death places of social activists were United States (98), United Kingdom (36), and Russia (34). By city, these were New York City (14), Moscow (14), and Paris (10).

The earliest biographies classified as social activists in Pantheon are Campaspe, Isaeus, and Pheidippides.  The concentration of social activists was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier social activists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Social Activists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Social Activists since 1700.

Social Activists are found within the Public Figure domain which also includes Companions, Models, Extremists, Pornographic Actors, and Celebrities.