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Frederick Douglass

1818 - 1895

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Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1817 or 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Accordingly, he was described by abolitionists in his time as a living counterexample to enslavers' arguments that enslaved people lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Douglass has received more than 14,015,220 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Frederick Douglass is the 129th most popular social activist, the 1,304th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,365th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Social Activist.

Frederick Douglass is most famous for his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.

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Among social activists, Frederick Douglass ranks 129 out of 538Before him are Meng Huo, Gerda Christian, John Brown, Mangal Pandey, Sergey Nechayev, and Leila Khaled. After him are Death of Marilyn Monroe, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, Klaus Störtebeker, Mairead Maguire, Betty Ford, and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.

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Among people born in 1818, Frederick Douglass ranks 21Before him are Emperor Norton, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Leconte de Lisle, Sophie of Württemberg, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, and August Wilhelm von Hofmann. After him are Angelo Secchi, Mary Todd Lincoln, Thomas Mayne Reid, Amalia of Oldenburg, Richard Jordan Gatling, and François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville. Among people deceased in 1895, Frederick Douglass ranks 17Before him are Isma'il Pasha, Friedrich Miescher, Franz von Suppé, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Arthur Cayley, and Julia, Princess of Battenberg. After him are Johann Josef Loschmidt, Nikolai Leskov, Lord Randolph Churchill, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, John Russell Hind, and Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Douglass ranks 1,304 out of 18,182Before him are Kelly McGillis (1957), Lucille Ball (1911), George Carlin (1937), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Larry Bird (1956), and Nora Roberts (1950). After him are Harrison Schmitt (1935), Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), Cass Elliot (1941), Gordon Moore (1929), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), and Benjamin Bloom (1913).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Frederick Douglass ranks 14Before him are Jane Addams (1860), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), and John Brown (1800). After him are Betty Ford (1918), Edward Snowden (1983), Margaret Sanger (1879), Fred Phelps (1929), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), and Gloria Steinem (1934).