Marcus Garvey

1887 - 1940

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, philosopher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL, commonly known as UNIA), through which he declared himself Provisional President of Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcus Garvey has received more than 4,463,653 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,339th most popular writer.

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  • 4.5M

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  • 57.48

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Marcus Garvey ranks 1,338 out of 4,883Before him are Jane Hawking, Michel Butor, Thornton Wilder, Josep Pla, Jonas Mekas, and Ole Nydahl. After him are Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Barbara Cartland, Sławomir Mrożek, Léon Werth, Raymond Roussel, and Claudio Magris.

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Among people born in 1887, Marcus Garvey ranks 64Before him are Mitsuru Ushijima, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Bernardo Houssay, Joseph Bech, Emilio Mola, and Violet Jessop. After him are Mamoru Shigemitsu, Savielly Tartakower, Avery Brundage, Raoul Walsh, François Faber, and Giovanni Gronchi. Among people deceased in 1940, Marcus Garvey ranks 37Before him are Gunnar Asplund, Frederick Cook, Prince Jean, Duke of Guise, Michael Hainisch, Katharina Schratt, and Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark. After him are Saionji Kinmochi, Nicolae Iorga, Édouard Claparède, Édouard Vuillard, Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, and Anton Hansen Tammsaare.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Marcus Garvey ranks 7 out of 98Before him are Bob Marley (1945), Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), and Stuart Hall (1932). After him are Jimmy Cliff (1948), Ben Johnson (1961), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Liz Mitchell (1952), Trevor Berbick (1954), and Sean Paul (1973).

Among WRITERS In Jamaica

Among writers born in Jamaica, Marcus Garvey ranks 1After him are Mary Seacole (1805), Leonard Howell (1898), Linton Kwesi Johnson (1952), and Nalo Hopkinson (null).