Booker T. Washington

1856 - 1915

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African American community and of the contemporary black elite. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Booker T. Washington has received more than 5,717,888 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Booker T. Washington is the 2,488th most popular writer (up from 2,888th in 2019), the 3,186th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,565th in 2019) and the 291st most popular American Writer.

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  • 5.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Booker T. Washington ranks 2,488 out of 5,794Before him are Isaac Titsingh, Arsen Kotsoyev, Fernand Crommelynck, Ignacy Krasicki, Eva Mozes Kor, and Venedikt Yerofeyev. After him are Pedro Salinas, Anatoly Rybakov, George Herbert, Alonso de Ercilla, Rahman Baba, and Jacques Amyot.

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Among people born in 1856, Booker T. Washington ranks 58Before him are Naftali Herz Imber, J.-H. Rosny aîné, Henry Morgenthau Sr., Karl Lamprecht, Giuseppe Martucci, and Alexander Izvolsky. After him are José Batlle y Ordóñez, Dimitar Blagoev, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, Georg von der Marwitz, Karl Krumbacher, and Friedrich II, Duke of Anhalt. Among people deceased in 1915, Booker T. Washington ranks 50Before him are Béla Kiss, Nagakura Shinpachi, Akaki Tsereteli, Hans Gross, Karl Lamprecht, and Theodor Boveri. After him are Arthur Hughes, Pierre-Émile Martin, Rupert Brooke, Adolphe Pégoud, Józef Brandt, and Leo Frank.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Booker T. Washington ranks 3,186 out of 15,968Before him are James Forrestal (1892), Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930), Tab Hunter (1931), Tracy Morgan (1968), Richard Herd (1932), and Deke Slayton (1924). After him are Charlie Haden (1937), Ted Williams (1918), Bernie Mac (1957), Patsy Cline (1932), Philip Michael Thomas (1949), and Adrienne Rich (1929).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Booker T. Washington ranks 291Before him are Budd Schulberg (1914), Mary Baker Eddy (1821), Jack Williamson (1908), Richard Wright (1908), Richard Ford (1944), and Terence McKenna (1946). After him are Adrienne Rich (1929), Erica Jong (1942), Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892), Horace McCoy (1897), Herman Wouk (1915), and Carl Bernstein (1944).