Jane Addams

1860 - 1935

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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 and advocated for world peace. She co-founded Chicago's Hull House, one of America's most famous settlement houses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Addams has received more than 2,098,671 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Jane Addams is the 78th most popular social activist (up from 102nd in 2019), the 838th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,057th 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 78 out of 544Before her are Jenny von Westphalen, Edmond James de Rothschild, José Rizal, Antipope Clement III, Aleksandr Ulyanov, and Sakamoto Ryōma. After her are Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Cranmer, Yun Chi-ho, Angela Davis, Kasturba Gandhi, and Zhang Jue.

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Among people born in 1860, Jane Addams ranks 22Before her are Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Hugo Wolf, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, and René Lalique. After her are John J. Pershing, Ernest Thompson Seton, Otto Jespersen, Hjalmar Branting, Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, and Niels Ryberg Finsen. Among people deceased in 1935, Jane Addams ranks 24Before her are Victor Grignard, Hugo de Vries, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Max Liebermann, Henri Pirenne, and Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche. After her are Hugo Junkers, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, John Macleod, Mihajlo Pupin, Johan Halvorsen, and Komitas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jane Addams ranks 838 out of 15,968Before her are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Herbie Hancock (1940), Melanie Griffith (1957), Quincy Jones (1933), and Norman Rockwell (1894). After her are Luke Perry (1966), Don Cherry (1936), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Groucho Marx (1890), Edward Norton (1969), and Theodore Schultz (1902).

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), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), and Emily Greene Balch (1867). After her are Susan B. Anthony (1820), Angela Davis (1944), Bugsy Siegel (1906), John Brown (1800), Marsha P. Johnson (1945), and Frederick Douglass (1818).