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Emmeline Pankhurst

1858 - 1928

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Emmeline Pankhurst (née Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was an English political activist who organised the UK suffragette movement and helped women win the right to vote. In 1999, Time named her as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating that "she shaped an idea of objects for our time" and "shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back". She was widely criticised for her militant tactics, and historians disagree about their effectiveness, but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in the United Kingdom.Born in the Moss Side district of Manchester to politically active parents, Pankhurst was introduced at the age of 14 to the women's suffrage movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emmeline Pankhurst has received more than 4,140,436 page views. Her biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Emmeline Pankhurst is the 42nd most popular social activist (down from 29th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 271st in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Social Activist.

Emmeline Pankhurst was a suffragette who fought for women's right to vote.

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Among social activists, Emmeline Pankhurst ranks 42 out of 538Before her are Simon bar Kokhba, Nicholas Winton, Sophie Scholl, Jan Palach, Emma Goldman, and Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī. After her are Alfred Hermann Fried, Carl von Ossietzky, Thích Quảng Đức, Yemelyan Pugachev, Stenka Razin, and Hassan al-Banna.

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Among people born in 1858, Emmeline Pankhurst ranks 11Before her are Theodore Roosevelt, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Rudolf Diesel, Georg Simmel, Gustaf V of Sweden, and Omar Mukhtar. After her are Giuseppe Peano, Christiaan Eijkman, Charles de Foucauld, Franz Boas, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Among people deceased in 1928, Emmeline Pankhurst ranks 7Before her are Roald Amundsen, Hendrik Lorentz, Wilhelm Wien, Leoš Janáček, Maria Feodorovna, and Max Scheler. After her are Édouard-Henri Avril, Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, Johannes Fibiger, Franz Stuck, and Thomas Hardy.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Emmeline Pankhurst ranks 306 out of 7,765Before her are Frederick Sanger (1918), William Henry Bragg (1862), Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Richard Trevithick (1771), Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), and Peter Ustinov (1921). After her are Halford Mackinder (1861), Æthelred the Unready (968), Patrick Stewart (1940), John Hurt (1940), David II of Scotland (1324), and William Petty (1623).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Emmeline Pankhurst ranks 5Before her are Guy Fawkes (1570), Robert Owen (1771), Lady Godiva (990), and Nicholas Winton (1909). After her are Betty Williams (1943), Annie Besant (1847), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Mairead Maguire (1944), Max Mosley (1940), Unity Mitford (1914), and Emily Davison (1872).