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Agnes Smedley

1892 - 1950

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Agnes Smedley (February 23, 1892 – May 6, 1950) was an American journalist, writer, and activist who supported the Indian Independence Movement and the Chinese Communist Revolution. Raised in a poverty-stricken miner's family in Missouri and Colorado, she dramatized the formation of her feminist and socialist consciousness in the autobiographical novel Daughter of Earth (1929). As a college student during World War I, she organized support for the independence of India from the United Kingdom, receiving financial support from the government of Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agnes Smedley has received more than 216,012 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Agnes Smedley is the 1,607th most popular writer (up from 1,788th in 2019), the 2,083rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,246th in 2019) and the 193rd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Agnes Smedley ranks 1,607 out of 5,755Before her are Wace, Ryū Murakami, Afanasy Fet, Gabriel Naudé, Matteo Maria Boiardo, and Colin Wilson. After her are Enzo of Sardinia, Marie de Gournay, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Jean Bolland, Ken Wilber, and Eugene Nida.

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Among people born in 1892, Agnes Smedley ranks 85Before her are Reinhold Niebuhr, Basil Rathbone, Mikhail Gurevich, Jack L. Warner, Walther Nehring, and Rashid Ali al-Gaylani. After her are Paul Abraham, Nikolai Polikarpov, Stanisław Sosabowski, Erich Brandenberger, Guo Moruo, and Charles Vanel. Among people deceased in 1950, Agnes Smedley ranks 53Before her are Salvatore Giuliano, Alfred Korzybski, Ryuzo Shimizu, Charles Koechlin, Vasil Kolarov, and Fevzi Çakmak. After her are Karl Guthe Jansky, Rafael Sabatini, Adam Rainer, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Henry L. Stimson, and Nikolai Voznesensky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Agnes Smedley ranks 2,083 out of 18,182Before her are Candice Bergen (1946), Tanya Roberts (1955), Harpo Marx (1888), John Derek (1926), Lewis Hine (1874), and William Halsey Jr. (1882). After her are Curtis LeMay (1906), Mary McDonnell (1952), Asher Brown Durand (1796), John Young (1930), John Bates Clark (1847), and Gregg Popovich (1949).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Agnes Smedley ranks 193Before her are Wayne Dyer (1940), Lewis Mumford (1895), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Alice Walker (1944), James Ellroy (1948), and Walter Tevis (1928). After her are Ken Wilber (1949), Eugene Nida (1914), Peter Benchley (1940), Jane Jacobs (1916), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), and Eric Carle (1929).