Harriet Tubman

1820 - 1913

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Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, 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 15,042,998 page views. Her biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Harriet Tubman is the 553rd most popular writer (up from 719th in 2019), the 573rd most popular biography from United States (up from 744th in 2019) and the 63rd 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 553 out of 5,794Before her are William of Rubruck, Georg Trakl, Natsume Sōseki, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Tyrtaeus, and Patrick Süskind. After her are Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jacob L. Moreno, Isaac Babel, Elie Wiesel, Gaston Leroux, and Eyvind Johnson.

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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, William John Macquorn Rankine, Multatuli, Henri Vieuxtemps, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and Susan B. Anthony. Among people deceased in 1913, Harriet Tubman ranks 9Before her are George I of Greece, Alfred Russel Wallace, J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Menelik II, and Josephine Cochrane. After her are Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Sophia of Nassau, August Bebel, Tobias Asser, Lesya Ukrainka, and Francisco I. Madero.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harriet Tubman ranks 573 out of 15,968Before her are Josephine Cochrane (1839), Steven Tyler (1948), Ted Kennedy (1932), Alan Shepard (1923), Willem Dafoe (1955), and Nancy Reagan (1921). After her are William Hanna (1910), Rod Steiger (1925), Carrie Fisher (1956), Martha Graham (1894), Nancy Sinatra (1940), and Bing Crosby (1903).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harriet Tubman ranks 63Before her are Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), and Harper Lee (1926). After her are George R. R. Martin (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Robert Ludlum (1927), Patricia Highsmith (1921), and Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867).