Margaret Sanger

1879 - 1966

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Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins; September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966), also known as Margaret Sanger Slee, was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.Sanger used her writings and speeches primarily to promote her way of thinking. She was prosecuted for her book Family Limitation under the Comstock Act in 1914. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Sanger has received more than 6,385,216 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Margaret Sanger is the 144th most popular social activist (up from 194th in 2019), the 1,488th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,214th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Margaret Sanger ranks 144 out of 538Before her are Steve Biko, Bertha Pappenheim, Huda Sha'arawi, Judas of Galilee, Jacques Roux, and Edward Snowden. After her are Andreas Hofer, Kittur Chennamma, Leopold Trepper, Max Mosley, Emilie Schindler, and Beppe Grillo.

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Among people born in 1879, Margaret Sanger ranks 45Before her are Léon Jouhaux, Ali of Hejaz, Shunroku Hata, Boris Savinkov, Huda Sha'arawi, and Knud Rasmussen. After her are Wanda Landowska, William Beveridge, Paul Poiret, Max Schreck, Edward Steichen, and Bedřich Hrozný. Among people deceased in 1966, Margaret Sanger ranks 48Before her are Frank Lentini, Erwin Piscator, Lao She, Jisaburō Ozawa, Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, and Stanisław Jerzy Lec. After her are Battista Farina, Siegfried Kracauer, Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, L. E. J. Brouwer, Edward Gordon Craig, and Evelyn Waugh.

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Among people born in United States, Margaret Sanger ranks 1,488 out of 18,182Before her are Dean Koontz (1945), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Martin Balsam (1919), Lil Wayne (1982), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), and George Takei (1937). After her are Johns Hopkins (1795), Patrick McGoohan (1928), Ma Barker (1873), Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925), Lloyd Bridges (1913), and Alfred G. Gilman (1941).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Margaret Sanger ranks 17Before her are Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), John Brown (1800), Frederick Douglass (1818), Betty Ford (1918), and Edward Snowden (1983). After her are Fred Phelps (1929), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Gloria Steinem (1934), Sojourner Truth (1797), Mickey Cohen (1913), and David Lane (1938).