James Larkin

1876 - 1947

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James Larkin (28 January 1874 – 30 January 1947), sometimes known as Jim Larkin or Big Jim, was an Irish republican, socialist and trade union leader. He was one of the founders of the Irish Labour Party along with James Connolly and William O'Brien, and later the founder of the Irish Worker League (a communist party which was recognised by the Comintern as the Irish section of the world communist movement), as well as the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union (ITGWU) and the Workers' Union of Ireland (the two unions later merged to become SIPTU, Ireland's largest trade union). Along with Connolly and Jack White, he was also a founder of the Irish Citizen Army (ICA; a paramilitary group which was integral to both the Dublin lock-out and the Easter Rising). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Larkin has received more than 477,315 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). James Larkin is the 612th most popular social activist (down from 517th in 2019), the 5,147th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,847th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Social Activist.

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Among social activists, James Larkin ranks 612 out of 840Before him are Jared Taylor, Anna Aloys Henga, Aaron Swartz, Jadav Payeng, Agnès Callamard, and Mario Savio. After him are Rachel Corrie, Albertina Sisulu, Robert Emmet, Betty Ong, Jan Egeland, and Frances Willard.

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Among people born in 1876, James Larkin ranks 196Before him are Ralph Barton Perry, James Scullin, Claude Buckenham, John Garstang, George Cloutier, and Jānis Akuraters. After him are John August Anderson, John Mulcahy, Susan Glaspell, John T. Dillon, Mary Ritter Beard, and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Among people deceased in 1947, James Larkin ranks 210Before him are Harald Natvig, Ekaterina Karavelova, Mari Gerekmezyan, Charles Schlee, Émile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman, and Alphonzo Bell. After him are Giovanni Delise, Rosa Smith Eigenmann, Albert Ireton, Adrienne Ames, Meredith Colket, and K. L. Saigal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Larkin ranks 5,147 out of 8,785Before him are Frederick E. Morgan (1894), Paul Scott (1920), Jimmy Gallagher (1901), Alex Stepney (1942), George Cornet (1877), and Michael Drayton (1563). After him are Harold Whitlock (1903), Jet Harris (1939), Pip Torrens (1960), Nick Lowe (1949), William Paterson (1745), and Antonia Thomas (1986).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, James Larkin ranks 41Before him are Annie Kenney (1879), Flora Drummond (1878), Emily Davies (1830), Thomas Clarkson (1760), Ingrid Newkirk (1949), and Arthur Scargill (1938). After him are Harry Hay (1912), Mirabehn (1892), Samuel Gompers (1850), Anthony Dod Mantle (1955), Charlotte Despard (1844), and Anna Howard Shaw (1847).