John Brown

1800 - 1859

John Brown

John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist. Brown felt that speeches, sermons, petitions, and moral persuasion were ineffective in the cause for abolishing slavery in the United States. An intensely religious man who at one point studied for the ministry, and who effortlessly quoted the Bible from memory in his letters and speeches (see John Brown's last speech), Brown believed he was raised up by God to strike the death blow to American slavery. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Brown has received more than 210,113 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 136th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, John Brown ranks 135 out of 426Before him are Yiannis Ritsos, Klaus Störtebeker, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Mairead Maguire, Steve Biko, and Jacques Roux. After him are Wat Tyler, Balthasar Gérard, Vinoba Bhave, Frederick Douglass, Moses Montefiore, and Ishikawa Goemon.

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Among people born in 1800, John Brown ranks 14Before him are Henry Fox Talbot, James Clark Ross, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Lars Levi Laestadius, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, and Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. After him are William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Jacques Paul Migne, Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza, Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, and Mustafa Reşid Pasha. Among people deceased in 1859, John Brown ranks 19Before him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Bettina von Arnim, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Archduke John of Austria, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Thomas De Quincey. After him are Robert Stephenson, John Austin, Carl Adolph Agardh, Yoshida Shōin, Abd al-Rahman of Morocco, and Marceline Desbordes-Valmore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Brown ranks 1,399 out of 12,171Before him are Edith Wharton (1862), Brooke Shields (1965), Juliet Anderson (1938), Diana Gabaldon (1952), Jasper Johns (1930), and Danny Aiello (1933). After him are Bette Midler (1945), Josh Brolin (1968), Neil Diamond (1941), William Morris Davis (1850), Erich Segal (1937), and Val Kilmer (1959).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, John Brown ranks 16Before him are Jane Addams (1860), Edward Snowden (1983), Betty Ford (1918), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Fred Phelps (1929), and Jody Williams (1950). After him are Frederick Douglass (1818), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Coretta Scott King (1927), Mickey Cohen (1913), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), and Gloria Steinem (1934).

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