Emily Davison

1872 - 1913

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Emily Wilding Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) was an English suffragette who fought for votes for women in Britain in the early twentieth century. A member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) and a militant fighter for her cause, she was arrested on nine occasions, went on hunger strike seven times and was force-fed on forty-nine occasions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emily Davison has received more than 2,130,717 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Emily Davison is the 117th most popular social activist (up from 131st in 2019), the 826th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 902nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Social Activist.

Emily Davison was a suffragette who died after throwing herself in front of the king's horse during the Epsom Derby in 1913.

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Among social activists, Emily Davison ranks 117 out of 544Before her are Hans Scholl, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Yiannis Ritsos, Paul Schäfer, and Léon Jouhaux. After her are Pier Gerlofs Donia, Georgy Gapon, Wat Tyler, Alfred Naujocks, Sergey Nechayev, and Vesna Vulović.

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Among people born in 1872, Emily Davison ranks 30Before her are Gotse Delchev, Aubrey Beardsley, Wilhelm Miklas, Mathilde Kschessinska, Georgy Chicherin, and Henry Tingle Wilde. After her are Norman Angell, José Sanjurjo, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hugo Alfvén, Archduke Joseph August of Austria, and Princess Clémentine of Belgium. Among people deceased in 1913, Emily Davison ranks 18Before her are August Bebel, Tobias Asser, Lesya Ukrainka, Francisco I. Madero, Ármin Vámbéry, and Lewis A. Swift. After her are Gustaf de Laval, Alfred Redl, Katsura Tarō, Philip Sclater, Mahmud Shevket Pasha, and Mariano Rampolla.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Emily Davison ranks 826 out of 6,924Before her are Archibald Hill (1886), Leonora Carrington (1917), William Bateson (1861), Brian Eno (1948), Edgar F. Codd (1923), and Chris Norman (1950). After her are Edgar Adrian (1889), James Paul Moody (1887), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), James Hadley Chase (1906), Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), and Duncan I of Scotland (1001).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Emily Davison ranks 8Before her are Lady Godiva (990), Robert Owen (1771), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Nicholas Winton (1909), Thomas Cranmer (1489), and Annie Besant (1847). After her are Wat Tyler (1341), Betty Williams (1943), Mairead Maguire (1944), Mary Dyer (1611), Unity Mitford (1914), and Robert Catesby (1573).