With 426 biographies, Social Activists are the 29th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Businesspeople, Chemists, and Physicians.

Pantheon has 430 people classified as social activists born between 600 BC and 2003. Of these 430, 85 (19.77%) 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, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi.

Living Social Activists

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Deceased Social Activists

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Most social activists were born in United States (70), United Kingdom (29), and India (28). By city, the most common birth places were Moscow (5), Prague (3), and New York City (3).The most common death places of social activists were United States (66), United Kingdom (23), and Russia (23). By city, these were Paris (10), Moscow (9), and New York City (7).

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, Pornographic Actors, Extremists, and Celebrities.