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Josephine Butler

1828 - 1906

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Josephine Elizabeth Butler (née Grey; 13 April 1828 – 30 December 1906) was an English feminist and social reformer in the Victorian era. She campaigned for women's suffrage, the right of women to better education, the end of coverture in British law, the abolition of child prostitution, and an end to human trafficking of young women and children into European prostitution. Grey grew up in a well-to-do and politically connected progressive family which helped develop in her a strong social conscience and firmly held religious ideals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josephine Butler has received more than 398,022 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Josephine Butler is the 277th most popular social activist (up from 317th in 2019), the 1,929th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,568th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Josephine Butler ranks 277 out of 538Before her are Joseph von Sonnenfels, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Carlo Cafiero, Li Hongzhi, Fra Diavolo, and Eglantyne Jebb. After her are Greta Thunberg, Pavel Pestel, Christa Schroeder, Russell Means, Policarpa Salavarrieta, and Cho Man-sik.

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Among people born in 1828, Josephine Butler ranks 33Before her are Dora d'Istria, Andrew Taylor Still, Charles de Freycinet, Władysław Czartoryski, George Meredith, and Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry. After her are Joseph Dietzgen, Lahiri Mahasaya, Meyer Guggenheim, Rainilaiarivony, Étienne Carjat, and Mikhail Chernyayev. Among people deceased in 1906, Josephine Butler ranks 30Before her are Ernesto Cesàro, Princess Mathilde of Bavaria, Samuel Pierpont Langley, Frits Thaulow, Vladimir Stasov, and Princess Alexandrine of Prussia. After her are Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, Jean Lorrain, Princess Louise of Denmark, Kodama Gentarō, Giuseppe Giacosa, and Étienne Carjat.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Josephine Butler ranks 1,929 out of 7,765Before her are Cuthbert (635), Arthur Young (1741), Eglantyne Jebb (1876), Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776), Douglas Mawson (1882), and Aelred of Rievaulx (1110). After her are Peter Yates (1929), Mary Astell (1666), John Badham (1939), Martin Rees (1942), Thom Yorke (1968), and Robert Fortune (1812).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Josephine Butler ranks 18Before her are Emily Davison (1872), Wat Tyler (1341), Kate Sheppard (1848), Robert Catesby (1573), Charles Boycott (1832), and Eglantyne Jebb (1876). After her are Allan Octavian Hume (1829), Millicent Fawcett (1847), Sylvia Pankhurst (1882), Christabel Pankhurst (1880), Donald Watson (1910), and Venetia Burney (1918).