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Clara Barton

1821 - 1912

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Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was an American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and a patent clerk. Since nursing education was not then very formalized and she did not attend nursing school, she provided self-taught nursing care. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clara Barton has received more than 2,391,539 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Clara Barton is the 262nd most popular social activist (up from 278th in 2019), the 3,142nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,809th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Clara Barton ranks 262 out of 538Before her are David Frankfurter, Robert Catesby, Joe Hill, Jesse Jackson, Charles Boycott, and Camilo Torres Restrepo. After her are Nimr al-Nimr, Viktors Arājs, M. N. Roy, Baba Amte, Eunus, and Leymah Gbowee.

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Among people born in 1821, Clara Barton ranks 43Before her are Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Leon Pinsker, Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este, Ford Madox Brown, Mary Baker Eddy, and Albert, 4th duc de Broglie. After her are Champfleury, Cyprian Norwid, Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe, Ferdinand Gregorovius, Samuel Baker, and Karol Mikuli. Among people deceased in 1912, Clara Barton ranks 56Before her are Archibald Gracie IV, Gustave de Molinari, Ernest Duchesne, Giovanni Pascoli, James S. Sherman, and Jacques Futrelle. After her are Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal, François-Alphonse Forel, George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg, Takuboku Ishikawa, Paul Wallot, and Édouard Detaille.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clara Barton ranks 3,142 out of 18,182Before her are Hal Ashby (1929), Jackie Stallone (1921), Arnold Palmer (1929), Mos Def (1973), Sheryl Crow (1962), and Leslie Lamport (1941). After her are James W. Christy (1938), Cedric Gibbons (1893), John C. Mather (1946), Alvin E. Roth (1951), Larry Sanger (1968), and Eric F. Wieschaus (1947).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Clara Barton ranks 30Before her are Billy Milligan (1955), Abbie Hoffman (1936), Coretta Scott King (1927), Marsha P. Johnson (1945), George Lincoln Rockwell (1918), and Jesse Jackson (1941). After her are Russell Means (1939), Emmett Till (1941), John Wesley Hardin (1853), Huey P. Newton (1942), Alice Paul (1885), and Lucretia Mott (1793).