Malcolm X

1925 - 1965

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Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965) was an African American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. He is best known for his time spent as a vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm spent his adolescence living in a series of foster homes or with relatives after his father's death and his mother's hospitalization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malcolm X has received more than 22,432,216 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Malcolm X is the 4th most popular social activist, the 12th most popular biography from United States (up from 17th in 2019) and the most popular American Social Activist.

Malcolm X is most famous for being a prominent African-American civil rights activist and minister of the Nation of Islam. He was assassinated in 1965 at the age of 39.

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Among social activists, Malcolm X ranks 4 out of 544Before him are Che Guevara, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi. After him are Rosa Luxemburg, Jan Hus, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Dunant, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, and Guy Fawkes.

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Among people born in 1925, Malcolm X ranks 1After him are Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Richard Burton, Gilles Deleuze, Yukio Mishima, Paul Newman, Patrice Lumumba, Albert Bandura, Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, and Alija Izetbegović. Among people deceased in 1965, Malcolm X ranks 2Before him is Winston Churchill. After him are Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, Eli Cohen, T. S. Eliot, and Nat King Cole.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Malcolm X ranks 12 out of 15,968Before him are Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sylvester Stallone (1946), and Steve Jobs (1955). After him are Elvis Presley (1935), Martin Van Buren (1782), John F. Kennedy (1917), Hillary Clinton (1947), Neil Armstrong (1930), and Steven Spielberg (1946).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Malcolm X ranks 1After him are Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Helen Keller (1880), Rosa Parks (1913), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jane Addams (1860), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Angela Davis (1944), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and John Brown (1800).