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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 American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a prominent figure during the civil rights movement. A spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964, he was a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the Black community. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malcolm X has received more than 31,141,605 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Malcolm X is the 4th most popular social activist, the 14th most popular biography from United States (down from 12th 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 538Before him are Che Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela. After him are Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.

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Among people born in 1925, Malcolm X ranks 1After him are Margaret Thatcher, Richard Burton, Pol Pot, Yukio Mishima, Mikis Theodorakis, Paul Newman, Albert Bandura, Gilles Deleuze, Patrice Lumumba, 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, Farouk of Egypt, Martin Buber, Stan Laurel, Eli Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham, Louise Mountbatten, and Edward Victor Appleton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Malcolm X ranks 14 out of 18,182Before him are Marilyn Monroe (1926), Neil Armstrong (1930), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Grace Kelly (1929), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882). After him are Steven Spielberg (1946), Martin Van Buren (1782), Benjamin Franklin (1706), John F. Kennedy (1917), Elvis Presley (1935), and Bruce Lee (1940).

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), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Angela Davis (1944), Jane Addams (1860), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Susan B. Anthony (1820), and Jody Williams (1950).