Emma Goldman

1869 - 1940

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Emma Goldman (June 27, 1869 – May 14, 1940) was a Lithuanian-born anarchist revolutionary, political activist, and writer. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Kaunas, Lithuania (then within the Russian Empire), to an Orthodox Lithuanian Jewish family, Goldman emigrated to the United States in 1885. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emma Goldman has received more than 4,000,104 page views. Her biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Emma Goldman is the 47th most popular social activist (down from 40th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Lithuania and the most popular Lithuanian Social Activist.

Emma Goldman was a Russian-born anarchist who lived in the United States. She was most famous for her speeches and writings, which advocated for free love, birth control, and women's rights.

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Among social activists, Emma Goldman ranks 47 out of 840Before her are Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Niemöller, Angela Davis, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, and Pheidippides. After her are Lê Đức Thọ, Yemelyan Pugachev, Alexey Stakhanov, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Carl von Ossietzky, and Izz ad-Din al-Qassam.

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Among people born in 1869, Emma Goldman ranks 11Before her are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Neville Chamberlain, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Gustaf Dalén, and Karl Haushofer. After her are Fritz Pregl, Hans Spemann, Frederick Trump, Christian Lous Lange, Komitas, and Calouste Gulbenkian. Among people deceased in 1940, Emma Goldman ranks 14Before her are Mikhail Bulgakov, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, Carl Bosch, Peter Behrens, and Arthur Harden. After her are Manuel Azaña, Verner von Heidenstam, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Isaac Babel, Wladimir Köppen, and John Buchan.

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Among people born in Lithuania, Emma Goldman ranks 10 out of 328Before her are Gediminas (1275), Czesław Miłosz (1911), Mindaugas (1203), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), Hermann Minkowski (1864), and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858). After her are Algirdas (1296), Pyotr Wrangel (1878), Kęstutis (1297), César Cui (1835), Romain Gary (1914), and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875).


Among social activists born in Lithuania, Emma Goldman ranks 1After her are Emilia Plater (1806), Klara Zamenhof (1863), Iosif Grigulevich (1913), and Romas Kalanta (1953).