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Emma Goldman

1869 - 1940

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Emma Goldman (June 27, 1869 – May 14, 1940) was a Russian-born 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, 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 3,394,862 page views. Her biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Emma Goldman is the 39th most popular social activist (down from 31st in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 8th 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 39 out of 538Before her are Sadako Sasaki, Emily Greene Balch, Simon bar Kokhba, Nicholas Winton, Sophie Scholl, and Jan Palach. After her are Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Emmeline Pankhurst, Alfred Hermann Fried, Carl von Ossietzky, Thích Quảng Đức, and Yemelyan Pugachev.

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Among people born in 1869, Emma Goldman ranks 10Before her are Neville Chamberlain, André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, and Karl Haushofer. After her are Fritz Pregl, Hans Spemann, Kasturba Gandhi, Maud of Wales, Rudolf Otto, and Frederick Trump. Among people deceased in 1940, Emma Goldman ranks 11Before her are Paul Klee, Mikhail Bulgakov, Walter Benjamin, J. J. Thomson, Robert Wadlow, and Nikolai Yezhov. After her are Carl Bosch, Peter Behrens, Manuel Azaña, Gerda Wegener, Wladimir Köppen, and Isaac Babel.

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Among people born in Lithuania, Emma Goldman ranks 10 out of 287Before her are Mindaugas (1203), Gediminas (1275), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), Czesław Miłosz (1911), Romain Gary (1914), and Algirdas (1296). After her are Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), Pyotr Wrangel (1878), Kęstutis (1297), Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858), and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875).


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