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 200,604 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Huda Sha'arawi is the 99th most popular social activist (up from 173rd in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 255th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian 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 99 out of 544Before her are Frank Costello, Annie Besant, Bugsy Siegel, Emilia Plater, Judas of Galilee, and Flora Tristan. After her are Ishikawa Goemon, Gerald Durrell, Meng Huo, Vlado Chernozemski, Amílcar Cabral, and Kim Hyong-jik.

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Among people born in 1879, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 27Before her are Fritz Haarmann, Rudolf von Laban, E. M. Forster, Italo Gariboldi, Victor Sjöström, and Henri Giraud. After her are Hans Lammers, Frederick Griffith, Sarojini Naidu, An Jung-geun, Joseph Wirth, and Chen Duxiu. Among people deceased in 1947, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 41Before her are Pierre Janet, Alexander Löhr, Stanley Baldwin, Bugsy Siegel, Josephine Bakhita, and Herbert Backe. After her are Qazi Muhammad, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, Franz Böhme, Albert Marquet, P. D. Ouspensky, and Reynaldo Hahn.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 159 out of 520Before her are Al-Kamil (1177), Berenice III of Egypt (-120), Hemiunu (-2500), Nectanebo II (-400), Al-Mansur Qalawun (1222), and Ptolemy VIII Physcon (-182). After her are Sosigenes of Alexandria (-80), Saadia Gaon (882), Cleopatra V of Egypt (-100), Dodi Fayed (1955), Zahi Hawass (1947), and Merit-Ptah (-2700).


Among social activists born in Egypt, Huda Sha'arawi ranks 2Before her are Hassan al-Banna (1906). After her are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927), Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed (1872), Asmaa Mahfouz (1985), Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (1991), and Sarah Hegazi (1989).