Huda Sha'arawi

1879 - 1947

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Huda Sha'arawi or Hoda Sha'rawi (Arabic: هدى شعراوي, ALA-LC: Hudá Sha‘rāwī; 23 June 1879 – 12 December 1947) was a pioneering Egyptian feminist leader, suffragette, nationalist, and founder of the Egyptian Feminist Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Huda Sha'arawi has received more than 214,873 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Huda Sha'arawi is the 140th most popular social activist (down from 99th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 158th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Social Activist.

Huda Sha'arawi was most famous for being the first woman to remove her veil in public.

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Among social activists, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 140 out of 538Before her are Betty Ford, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Ishikawa Goemon, Léon Jouhaux, Steve Biko, and Bertha Pappenheim. After her are Judas of Galilee, Jacques Roux, Edward Snowden, Margaret Sanger, Andreas Hofer, and Kittur Chennamma.

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Among people born in 1879, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 43Before her are Karl Bühler, Friedrich Adler, Léon Jouhaux, Ali of Hejaz, Shunroku Hata, and Boris Savinkov. After her are Knud Rasmussen, Margaret Sanger, Wanda Landowska, William Beveridge, Paul Poiret, and Max Schreck. Among people deceased in 1947, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 47Before her are Manolete, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, Pyotr Krasnov, Franz Böhme, Karel Čurda, and P. D. Ouspensky. After her are Albert Marquet, Reynaldo Hahn, Dorothea Binz, Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke, Franz Ritter von Epp, and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz.

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Among people born in Egypt, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 210 out of 582Before her are Fuad II of Egypt (1952), Al-Maqrizi (1364), Neferure (-1500), Meketaten (-1348), Ahmed ‘Urabi (1841), and Psusennes II (-1100). After her are Ibn Yunus (950), Hor (-1800), Abdel Halim Hafez (1929), Iry-Hor (-3101), Prince Rahotep (-2700), and Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796).


Among social activists born in Egypt, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 3Before her are Hassan al-Banna (1906) and Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927). After her are Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed (1872), Maggie Gobran (1949), Sarah Hegazi (1989), Asmaa Mahfouz (1985), and Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (1991).