Malcolm X

1925 - 1965

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Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little, later el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965) was an African-American revolutionary, Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a prominent figure during the civil rights movement. A spokesman for the Nation of Islam (NOI) until 1964, he was a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the African-American community. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malcolm X has received more than 35,299,134 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Malcolm X is the 4th most popular social activist, the 21st most popular biography from United States (down from 14th 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 840Before him are Che Guevara, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi. After him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, Henry Dunant, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, and Martin Luther King Jr..

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Among people born in 1925, Malcolm X ranks 1After him are Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Richard Burton, Yukio Mishima, Patrice Lumumba, Gilles Deleuze, Paul Newman, Alija Izetbegović, Giorgio Napolitano, Zygmunt Bauman, and Mahathir Mohamad. Among people deceased in 1965, Malcolm X ranks 2Before him is Winston Churchill. After him are Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Farouk of Egypt, Martin Buber, Moshe Sharett, Stan Laurel, Edward Victor Appleton, Eli Cohen, and Louise Mountbatten.

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Among people born in United States, Malcolm X ranks 21 out of 20,380Before him are Hillary Clinton (1947), Andrew Johnson (1808), Martin Van Buren (1782), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Martin Scorsese (1942), and James K. Polk (1795). After him are Bruce Lee (1940), Joe Biden (1942), Grace Kelly (1929), Franklin Pierce (1804), Elvis Presley (1935), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Malcolm X ranks 1After him are Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Helen Keller (1880), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Jane Addams (1860), Rosa Parks (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Angela Davis (1944), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Harriet Tubman (1820), Susan B. Anthony (1820), and Jody Williams (1950).