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Frances Power Cobbe

1822 - 1904

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Frances Power Cobbe (4 December 1822 – 5 April 1904) was an Anglo-Irish writer, philosopher, religious thinker, social reformer, anti-vivisection activist and leading women's suffrage campaigner. She founded a number of animal advocacy groups, including the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) in 1875 and the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) in 1898, and was a member of the executive council of the London National Society for Women's Suffrage. She was the author of a large number of books and essays, including An Essay on Intuitive Morals (1855), The Pursuits of Women (1863), Cities of the Past (1864), Essays New and Old on Ethical and Social Subjects (1865), Darwinism in Morals, and other Essays (1872), The Hopes of the Human Race (1874), The Duties of Women (1881), The Peak in Darien, with some other Inquiries touching concerns of the Soul and the Body (1882), The Scientific Spirit of the Age (1888) and The Modern Rack: Papers on Vivisection (1889). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frances Power Cobbe has received more than 94,863 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Frances Power Cobbe is the 5,676th most popular writer, the 308th most popular biography from Ireland and the 44th most popular Irish Writer.

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Among writers, Frances Power Cobbe ranks 5,676 out of 5,755Before her are Richard Price, China Miéville, George Alec Effinger, Tim O'Brien, George MacDonald Fraser, and Stig Claesson. After her are Kåre Holt, Leïla Slimani, Göran Sonnevi, Banjo Paterson, Arthur Laurents, and Greg Daniels.

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Among people born in 1822, Frances Power Cobbe ranks 75Before her are Thrasyvoulos Zaimis, István Bittó, Lev Mei, Charles Frédéric Girard, Thomas Hughes, and Edward Everett Hale. After her is George Stoneman. Among people deceased in 1904, Frances Power Cobbe ranks 86Before her are Sumner Paine, Karl Alfred von Zittel, Fyodor Bredikhin, Charles Foster, Richard Knill Freeman, and John Brown Gordon. After her are George Salmon, John Bell Hatcher, and Mark Hanna.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Frances Power Cobbe ranks 308 out of 501Before her are William Hobson (1792), Desmond Connell (1926), Barry Keoghan (1992), Richard Mulcahy (1886), Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864), and Niall Horan (1993). After her are George Salmon (1819), John Joly (1857), Roddy Doyle (1958), Robert Emmet (1778), John McKenna (1855), and Tom Kiely (1869).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Frances Power Cobbe ranks 44Before her are John Connolly (1968), Colm Tóibín (1955), Margaret Mazzantini (1961), Cecelia Ahern (1981), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), and Colum McCann (1965). After her are Roddy Doyle (1958), Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), Nahum Tate (1652), Patrick Kavanagh (1904), Anne Enright (1962), and Emma Donoghue (1969).