Eugene V. Debs

1855 - 1926

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Eugene Victor "Gene" Debs (1855–1926) was an American socialist, political activist, trade unionist, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. Through his presidential candidacies as well as his work with labor movements, Debs eventually became one of the best-known socialists living in the United States. Early in his political career, Debs was a member of the Democratic Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugene V. Debs has received more than 2,373,838 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Eugene V. Debs is the 348th most popular social activist (down from 322nd in 2019), the 5,067th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,943rd in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Eugene V. Debs ranks 348 out of 544Before him are Wei Jingsheng, Aruna Asaf Ali, Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy, Cesar Chavez, Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed, and Malala Yousafzai. After him are Pjetër Arbnori, Afeni Shakur, Estela de Carlotto, Gotō Shōjirō, Mary Toft, and Gulnara Karimova.

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Among people born in 1855, Eugene V. Debs ranks 62Before him are Stevan Sremac, Otto Lehmann, Karl von Pflanzer-Baltin, Innokenty Annensky, José Malhoa, and Tommaso Tittoni. After him are Marie Corelli, Oskar von Miller, Léon Teisserenc de Bort, Andrew Mellon, Josiah Royce, and Henry Nicholas Ridley. Among people deceased in 1926, Eugene V. Debs ranks 74Before him are Giovanni Cagliero, Bessie Coleman, Srečko Kosovel, Josias von Heeringen, Carl Swartz, and Dmitry Furmanov. After him are Barbara La Marr, Georges Vézina, Charles Montagu Doughty, Jan Szczepanik, Thomas Moran, and Carlo Luigi Spegazzini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eugene V. Debs ranks 5,067 out of 15,968Before him are Jay Cutler (1973), David Bryan (1962), Linden Ashby (1960), Taylor Kinney (1981), Arthur D. Levinson (1950), and Oswald Veblen (1880). After him are Gale Sondergaard (1899), Adlai Stevenson II (1900), Louis C.K. (1967), Hoagy Carmichael (1899), Joe Ranft (1960), and Frederic Clements (1874).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Eugene V. Debs ranks 48Before him are Edna Parker (1893), Medgar Evers (1925), Huey P. Newton (1942), William Luther Pierce (1933), Louise Bryant (1885), and Cesar Chavez (1927). After him are Afeni Shakur (1947), John Wesley Hardin (1853), Dorothy Day (1897), William Lloyd Garrison (1805), Claudette Colvin (1939), and Sumner Paine (1868).