Emily Greene Balch

1867 - 1961

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Emily Greene Balch (January 8, 1867 – January 9, 1961) was an American economist, sociologist and pacifist. Balch combined an academic career at Wellesley College with a long-standing interest in social issues such as poverty, child labor, and immigration, as well as settlement work to uplift poor immigrants and reduce juvenile delinquency. She moved into the peace movement at the start of World War I in 1914, and began collaborating with Jane Addams of Chicago. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emily Greene Balch has received more than 188,148 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Emily Greene Balch is the 30th most popular social activist (up from 35th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from United States (up from 311th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Social Activist.

Emily Greene Balch was an American Quaker who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for her work in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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Among social activists, Emily Greene Balch ranks 30 out of 840Before her are Olympe de Gouges, Charlotte Corday, Guy Fawkes, Irena Sendler, Simon bar Kokhba, and Omar Mukhtar. After her are Hassan al-Banna, Élie Ducommun, Sadako Sasaki, Emiliano Zapata, Lady Godiva, and Ferdinand Lassalle.

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Among people born in 1867, Emily Greene Balch ranks 6Before her are Marie Curie, Józef Piłsudski, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Luigi Pirandello, and Frank Lloyd Wright. After her are Edgar de Wahl, Arturo Toscanini, Emil Nolde, Mary of Teck, Käthe Kollwitz, and John Galsworthy. Among people deceased in 1961, Emily Greene Balch ranks 7Before her are Ernest Hemingway, Carl Jung, Erwin Schrödinger, Patrice Lumumba, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline. After her are Gary Cooper, Percy Williams Bridgman, Jules Bordet, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Mohammed V of Morocco, and Rafael Trujillo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Emily Greene Balch ranks 248 out of 20,380Before her are John Ford (1894), Noah Webster (1758), Frank Zappa (1940), John Rawls (1921), Philip K. Dick (1928), and David Lynch (1946). After her are Jay Leno (1950), Barbra Streisand (1942), Emily Dickinson (1830), Robert Forster (1941), Joe Pesci (1943), and Pearl S. Buck (1892).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Emily Greene Balch ranks 7Before her are Malcolm X (1925), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Helen Keller (1880), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Jane Addams (1860), and Rosa Parks (1913). After her are Angela Davis (1944), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Harriet Tubman (1820), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), and Bugsy Siegel (1906).