Frederick Douglass

1818 - 1895

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February 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 counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves 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 10,290,662 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 140th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Frederick Douglass ranks 139 out of 426Before him are Steve Biko, Jacques Roux, John Brown, Wat Tyler, Balthasar Gérard, and Vinoba Bhave. After him are Moses Montefiore, Ishikawa Goemon, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Hrant Dink, Al-Mu'tazz, and Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen.

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Among people born in 1818, Frederick Douglass ranks 28Before him are Thomas Mayne Reid, Mary Todd Lincoln, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, Tewodros II, Zachris Topelius, and Emperor Norton. After him are Heinrich Göbel, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, Amalia of Oldenburg, Francesco Crispi, Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin. Among people deceased in 1895, Frederick Douglass ranks 20Before him are Friedrich Miescher, Arthur Cayley, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, Johann Josef Loschmidt, and Nikolai Leskov. After him are Lord Randolph Churchill, Franz Ernst Neumann, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, John Russell Hind, Floriano Peixoto, and James Dwight Dana.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Douglass ranks 1,441 out of 12,171Before him are Seymour Cassel (1935), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), Agnes Moorehead (1900), Hal Holbrook (1925), Sam Cooke (1931), and Frank Lucas (1930). After him are Robert H. Grubbs (1942), David McClelland (1917), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Dan Simmons (1948), Rodney King (1965), and Jonathan Edwards (1703).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Frederick Douglass ranks 17Before him are Edward Snowden (1983), Betty Ford (1918), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Fred Phelps (1929), Jody Williams (1950), and John Brown (1800). After him are Susan B. Anthony (1820), Coretta Scott King (1927), Mickey Cohen (1913), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Gloria Steinem (1934), and David Lane (1938).

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