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Betty Friedan

1921 - 2006

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Betty Friedan ( February 4, 1921 – February 4, 2006) was an American feminist writer and activist. A leading figure in the women's movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betty Friedan has received more than 2,265,607 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Betty Friedan is the 1,222nd most popular writer (up from 1,757th in 2019), the 1,513th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,200th in 2019) and the 147th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Betty Friedan ranks 1,222 out of 5,755Before her are James Anderson, Shi Nai'an, Aelius Aristides, Vivant Denon, Chernorizets Hrabar, and Giovanni Papini. After her are Jeffery Deaver, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Forough Farrokhzad, Alexander Kielland, Ján Kollár, and Cornelius Gallus.

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Among people born in 1921, Betty Friedan ranks 78Before her are Jack Steinberger, Iris Apfel, Farida of Egypt, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Yuri Nikulin, and Mario Lanza. After her are Miklós Jancsó, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Karel Appel, Herta Bothe, Paddy Roy Bates, and Chris Marker. Among people deceased in 2006, Betty Friedan ranks 56Before her are Romano Mussolini, Shamil Basayev, Claude Jade, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Glenn Ford, and Richard Kuklinski. After her are Richard Fleischer, James Van Allen, Karel Appel, Joachim Fest, Ta Mok, and Lillian Asplund.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Betty Friedan ranks 1,513 out of 18,182Before her are Janet Gaynor (1906), J. Michael Bishop (1936), J. Allen Hynek (1910), Pat Nixon (1912), Art Blakey (1919), and Vincent D'Onofrio (1959). After her are Gus Grissom (1926), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Jack Dempsey (1895), Richard Fleischer (1916), Stephen Lang (1952), and James Avery (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Betty Friedan ranks 147Before her are Danielle Steel (1947), Robert Jordan (1948), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), John Dickson Carr (1906), Dan Simmons (1948), and Dean Koontz (1945). After her are Jeffery Deaver (1950), Carson McCullers (1917), Poul Anderson (1926), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Valerie Solanas (1936), and Anthony Bourdain (1956).