Marcus Garvey

1887 - 1940

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr. (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, 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 5,725,641 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Marcus Garvey is the 1,269th most popular writer (up from 1,337th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Jamaica (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Jamaican Writer.

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Among writers, Marcus Garvey ranks 1,269 out of 5,794Before him are Jean-Claude Carrière, Aleksis Kivi, Shūsaku Endō, Aphra Behn, Kazi Nazrul Islam, and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz. After him are Daniil Kharms, Liang Qichao, Giovanni Verga, Lycophron, Alistair MacLean, and Sulpicius Severus.

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Among people born in 1887, Marcus Garvey ranks 63Before him are Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, Conrad Hilton, Raoul Walsh, René Spitz, Paul Wittgenstein, and Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni. After him are Avery Brundage, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Mamoru Shigemitsu, Giovanni Gronchi, Vasily Chapayev, and Leonard Bloomfield. Among people deceased in 1940, Marcus Garvey ranks 37Before him are Prince Jean, Duke of Guise, Eugène Dubois, Vito Volterra, Gunnar Asplund, Édouard Vuillard, and Walter Chrysler. After him are Katharina Schratt, Lewis Hine, Saionji Kinmochi, Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, Nicolae Iorga, and Michael Hainisch.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Marcus Garvey ranks 6 out of 147Before him are Bob Marley (1945), Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), and Peter Tosh (1944). After him are Stuart Hall (1932), Ben Johnson (1961), Violet Brown (1900), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Patrick Ewing (1962), and Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936).

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), Claude McKay (1889), Marlon James (1970), and Nalo Hopkinson (1960).