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Jane Addams

1860 - 1935

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Laura Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator, and author. She was an important leader in the history of social work and women's suffrage in the United States. Addams co-founded Chicago's Hull House, one of America's most famous settlement houses, providing extensive social services to poor, largely immigrant families. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Addams has received more than 2,454,368 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Jane Addams is the 62nd most popular social activist (up from 78th in 2019), the 593rd most popular biography from United States (up from 837th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Social Activist.

Jane Addams is most famous for founding the Hull House in Chicago, Illinois. The Hull House was a settlement house that provided services to the immigrant and poor populations of Chicago.

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Among social activists, Jane Addams ranks 62 out of 538Before her are Dominique Pire, Túpac Amaru II, Anneliese Michel, Widukind, Angela Davis, and Lê Đức Thọ. After her are Mustafa Barzani, Horst Wessel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Bhagat Singh, Kasturba Gandhi, and Jimmy Hoffa.

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Among people born in 1860, Jane Addams ranks 17Before her are Herman Hollerith, William Jennings Bryan, James Ensor, Niels Ryberg Finsen, J. M. Barrie, and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando. After her are Anders Zorn, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, René Lalique, Hugo Wolf, and Princess Charlotte of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1935, Jane Addams ranks 19Before her are Auguste Escoffier, Charles Richet, Carlos Gardel, Victor Grignard, Paul Dukas, and Henri Barbusse. After her are Hugo de Vries, Hugo Junkers, John Macleod, Komitas, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, and Henri Pirenne.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jane Addams ranks 593 out of 18,182Before her are Angela Davis (1944), Clifford Geertz (1926), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Kim Novak (1933), Lon Chaney (1883), and Art Garfunkel (1941). After her are Meat Loaf (1947), Philip Glass (1937), Demi Moore (1962), Glenn Miller (1904), Jim Mattis (1950), and Bill Evans (1929).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Jane Addams ranks 8Before her are Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Helen Keller (1880), Rosa Parks (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), and Angela Davis (1944). After her are Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), John Brown (1800), and Frederick Douglass (1818).