Emma Goldman

1869 - 1940

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Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15], 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist 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, Russian Empire (now Lithuania), to a 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 2,972,459 page views. Her biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Emma Goldman is the 31st most popular social activist (up from 42nd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Lithuania (up from 11th in 2019) 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 31 out of 544Before her are Emiliano Zapata, Bertha von Suttner, Ferdinand Lassalle, Martin Niemöller, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Simon bar Kokhba. After her are Jan Palach, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Sadako Sasaki, Sophie Scholl, Jimmy Hoffa, and Pheidippides.

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Among people born in 1869, Emma Goldman ranks 9Before her are Grigori Rasputin, André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Neville Chamberlain, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, and Nadezhda Krupskaya. After her are Karl Haushofer, Fritz Pregl, Gustaf Dalén, Mary Mallon, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Hans Spemann. Among people deceased in 1940, Emma Goldman ranks 11Before her are Walter Benjamin, J. J. Thomson, Mikhail Bulgakov, Neville Chamberlain, Robert Wadlow, and Nikolai Yezhov. After her are Peter Behrens, Carl Bosch, Gerda Wegener, Manuel Azaña, Arthur Harden, and Spyridon Louis.

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Among people born in Lithuania, Emma Goldman ranks 8 out of 235Before her are Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), Romain Gary (1914), Mindaugas (1203), and Gediminas (1275). After her are Czesław Miłosz (1911), Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), Algirdas (1296), Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858), and Pyotr Wrangel (1878).


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