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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 162,992 page views. Her biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Emily Greene Balch is the 34th most popular social activist (up from 48th in 2019), the 311th most popular biography from United States (up from 544th in 2019) and the 6th 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 34 out of 538Before her are Martin Niemöller, Pheidippides, Élie Ducommun, Ferdinand Lassalle, Simon Wiesenthal, and Sadako Sasaki. After her are Simon bar Kokhba, Nicholas Winton, Sophie Scholl, Jan Palach, Emma Goldman, and Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī.

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Among people born in 1867, Emily Greene Balch ranks 7Before her are Marie Curie, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Józef Piłsudski, Luigi Pirandello, and Arturo Toscanini. After her are Mary of Teck, John Galsworthy, Käthe Kollwitz, Emil Nolde, Maxime Weygand, and Natsume Sōseki. Among people deceased in 1961, Emily Greene Balch ranks 9Before her are Erwin Schrödinger, Dag Hammarskjöld, Patrice Lumumba, Gary Cooper, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. After her are Jules Bordet, Zog I of Albania, Rafael Trujillo, Adnan Menderes, Frantz Fanon, and Mohammed V of Morocco.

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Among people born in United States, Emily Greene Balch ranks 311 out of 18,182Before her are Chuck Berry (1926), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Arthur Miller (1915), Warren G. Harding (1865), Jean Seberg (1938), and Louise Glück (1943). After her are Susan Sarandon (1946), Napoleon Hill (1883), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Philip Roth (1933), Buffalo Bill (1846), and George S. Patton (1885).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Emily Greene Balch ranks 6Before her are Malcolm X (1925), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Helen Keller (1880), and Rosa Parks (1913). After her are Angela Davis (1944), Jane Addams (1860), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Susan B. Anthony (1820), and Jody Williams (1950).