Lady Godiva

990 - 1067

Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva (; died between 1066 and 1086), in Old English Godgifu, was a late Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who is relatively well documented as the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, and a patron of various churches and monasteries. Today, she is mainly remembered for a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, in which she rode naked—covered only in her long hair—through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband, Leofric, imposed on his tenants. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lady Godiva has received more than 3,021,677 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 16th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Lady Godiva ranks 16 out of 426Before her are Helen Keller, Guy Fawkes, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Claus von Stauffenberg, Jean-Paul Marat, and Rosa Parks. After her are Aung San Suu Kyi, Gustav I of Sweden, Charlotte Corday, Robert Owen, Thomas Müntzer, and Irena Sendler.

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Among people born in 990, Lady Godiva ranks 1After her are Tughril, Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, Pope Nicholas II, Sancho III of Pamplona, Mieszko II Lambert, Bi Sheng, Samuel Aba, Gisela of Swabia, Jovan Vladimir, Stefan Vojislav, and Hilarion of Kiev. Among people deceased in 1067, Lady Godiva ranks 1After her are Constantine X Doukas, Emperor Yingzong of Song, Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, and Sancha of León.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Lady Godiva ranks 85 out of 5,347Before her are Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Herbert Spencer (1820), George VI (1895), David Bowie (1947), Jeremy Bentham (1748), and William Blake (1757). After her are David Livingstone (1813), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Edward III of England (1312), Emily Brontë (1818), Blackbeard (1680), and Edward Elgar (1857).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Lady Godiva ranks 2Before her are Guy Fawkes (1570). After her are Robert Owen (1771), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Nicholas Winton (1909), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Betty Williams (1943), Annie Besant (1847), Mairead Maguire (1944), Wat Tyler (1341), Unity Mitford (1914), and Max Mosley (1940).

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