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Harriet Tubman

1820 - 1913

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Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and social activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 slaves, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the Union Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harriet Tubman has received more than 17,943,586 page views. Her biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Harriet Tubman is the 496th most popular writer (up from 553rd in 2019), the 501st most popular biography from United States (up from 573rd in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Writer.

Harriet Tubman is most famous for her work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a network of people who helped slaves escape to freedom.

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Among writers, Harriet Tubman ranks 496 out of 5,755Before her are Alfred de Musset, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Robert Burns, Kurt Vonnegut, Milena Jesenská, and Robert Walser. After her are Charles, Duke of Orléans, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, John le Carré, Nadine Gordimer, Beatrix Potter, and Francesca da Rimini.

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Among people born in 1820, Harriet Tubman ranks 8Before her are Florence Nightingale, Herbert Spencer, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Nadar, Anne Brontë, and Henri, Count of Chambord. After her are Jenny Lind, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Multatuli, Heungseon Daewongun, Henri Vieuxtemps, and Susan B. Anthony. Among people deceased in 1913, Harriet Tubman ranks 8Before her are Rudolf Diesel, Alfred Russel Wallace, George I of Greece, J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, and Menelik II. After her are Sophia of Nassau, Lesya Ukrainka, Tobias Asser, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Josephine Cochrane, and August Bebel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harriet Tubman ranks 501 out of 18,182Before her are Kurt Vonnegut (1922), John Huston (1906), Liza Minnelli (1946), Richard Widmark (1914), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Jeffrey Epstein (1953). After her are Paul Simon (1941), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Melvin Calvin (1911), Ruth Benedict (1887), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), and Florence Foster Jenkins (1868).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harriet Tubman ranks 54Before her are Richard Bach (1936), William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Ellen G. White (1827), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922). After her are Allen Ginsberg (1926), George R. R. Martin (1948), Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Sidney Sheldon (1917), and T. S. Eliot (1888).