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 2,176,399 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Betty Friedan is the 1,758th most popular writer (down from 1,483rd in 2019), the 2,201st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,724th in 2019) and the 207th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Betty Friedan ranks 1,758 out of 5,794Before her are Guillaume de Lorris, Miguel Hernández, Philemon, Siri Hustvedt, Jean Bodel, and Viktor Barna. After her are Ibn al-Farid, Juan Carlos Onetti, Mukhtar Auezov, Brian Tracy, A. B. Yehoshua, and Michael Jackson.

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Among people born in 1921, Betty Friedan ranks 109Before her are Virgilio Barco Vargas, Hannah Szenes, Wolfgang Lotz, Shin Kyuk-ho, Géza Anda, and Maurice Richard. After her are Jean Behra, Giovanni Benelli, Manitas de Plata, Paddy Roy Bates, Ariel Ramírez, and Alex Haley. Among people deceased in 2006, Betty Friedan ranks 87Before her are Shin Sang-ok, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Allen Carr, Richard Kuklinski, P. F. Strawson, and Walerian Borowczyk. After her are Ali Farka Touré, Elias Hrawi, María Capovilla, Anna Moffo, Rudolf Vrba, and Ferenc Bene.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Betty Friedan ranks 2,201 out of 15,968Before her are Ted Danson (1947), Siri Hustvedt (1955), Vincent Schiavelli (1948), Yaphet Kotto (1939), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), and Gary Ridgway (1949). After her are Douglas Osheroff (1945), Irvin Kershner (1923), Edith Head (1897), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), and Jon Favreau (1966).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Betty Friedan ranks 207Before her are Terry Brooks (1944), Fredric Jameson (1934), John Grinder (1940), Djuna Barnes (1892), David Woodard (1964), and Siri Hustvedt (1955). After her are Langston Hughes (1902), Raymond E. Feist (1945), Agnes Smedley (1892), Harold Bloom (1930), Bernard Malamud (1914), and Alex Haley (1921).