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 146,105 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Emily Greene Balch is the 48th most popular social activist (up from 55th in 2019), the 544th most popular biography from United States (up from 545th 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 48 out of 544Before her are Stenka Razin, Élie Ducommun, Shirin Ebadi, Babak Khorramdin, Thích Quảng Đức, and Camilo Cienfuegos. After her are Hassan al-Banna, Horst Wessel, Toussaint Louverture, Buenaventura Durruti, Yemelyan Pugachev, and Alfred Hermann Fried.

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Among people born in 1867, Emily Greene Balch ranks 13Before her are Arturo Toscanini, John Galsworthy, Mary of Teck, Percy Fawcett, Madam C. J. Walker, and Pierre Bonnard. After her are Käthe Kollwitz, Natsume Sōseki, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Walther Rathenau, Enrique Granados, and Maxime Weygand. Among people deceased in 1961, Emily Greene Balch ranks 12Before her are Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Gary Cooper, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Zog I of Albania, Jules Bordet, and Rafael Trujillo. After her are Kurt Meyer, Frantz Fanon, Mohammed V of Morocco, Adnan Menderes, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Dashiell Hammett.

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Among people born in United States, Emily Greene Balch ranks 544 out of 15,968Before her are Ed Harris (1950), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Bill de Blasio (1961), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), and Danny Trejo (1944). After her are Buckminster Fuller (1895), Romina Power (1951), Kevin Spacey (1959), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Clifford Geertz (1926), and Kamehameha I (1758).

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), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Helen Keller (1880), Rosa Parks (1913), and Jimmy Hoffa (1913). After her are Jane Addams (1860), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Angela Davis (1944), Bugsy Siegel (1906), John Brown (1800), and Marsha P. Johnson (1945).