Charles Boycott

1832 - 1897

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Charles Cunningham Boycott (12 March 1832 – 19 June 1897) was an English land agent whose ostracism by his local community in Ireland gave the English language the verb "to boycott". He had served in the British Army 39th Foot, which brought him to Ireland. After retiring from the army, Boycott worked as a land agent for Lord Erne, a landowner in the Lough Mask area of County Mayo.In 1880, as part of its campaign for the Three Fs (fair rent, fixity of tenure, and free sale) and specifically in resistance to proposed evictions on the estate, local activists of the Irish National Land League encouraged Boycott's employees (including the seasonal workers required to harvest the crops on Lord Erne's estate) to withdraw their labour, and began a campaign of isolation against Boycott in the local community. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Boycott has received more than 377,303 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Charles Boycott is the 260th most popular social activist (up from 268th in 2019), the 1,854th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,049th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Charles Boycott ranks 260 out of 538Before him are Muhamed Mehmedbašić, Édouard René de Laboulaye, David Frankfurter, Robert Catesby, Joe Hill, and Jesse Jackson. After him are Camilo Torres Restrepo, Clara Barton, Nimr al-Nimr, Viktors Arājs, M. N. Roy, and Baba Amte.

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Among people born in 1832, Charles Boycott ranks 38Before him are William Le Baron Jenney, Pavel Tretyakov, Mary Ann Cotton, Louis Paul Cailletet, Ivan Zajc, and Charles Lecocq. After him are Emilio Castelar, Miguel Miramón, Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow, Đura Jakšić, Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and Nikolai Zverev. Among people deceased in 1897, Charles Boycott ranks 36Before him are George Pullman, Fritz Müller, Antonio Bazzini, Henry George, Léon Boëllmann, and Panteleimon Kulish. After him are Prince William of Baden, Charles-Denis Bourbaki, Karol Mikuli, David Schwarz, Émile Levassor, and Ion Ghica.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Boycott ranks 1,854 out of 7,765Before him are Lady Hester Stanhope (1776), Tony Sheridan (1940), George Meredith (1828), Jojo Moyes (1969), Henry Tandey (1891), and Richard Long (1945). After him are Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (1478), Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1310), Henry Maudslay (1771), Hilton Valentine (1943), Princess Mary of Great Britain (1723), and Edward L. G. Bowell (1943).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Charles Boycott ranks 16Before him are Max Mosley (1940), Unity Mitford (1914), Emily Davison (1872), Wat Tyler (1341), Kate Sheppard (1848), and Robert Catesby (1573). After him are Eglantyne Jebb (1876), Josephine Butler (1828), Allan Octavian Hume (1829), Millicent Fawcett (1847), Sylvia Pankhurst (1882), and Christabel Pankhurst (1880).