Mary Edwards Walker

Mary Edwards Walker

Mary Edwards Walker, M.D. (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919), commonly referred to as Dr. Mary Walker, was an American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.In 1855, she earned her medical degree at Syracuse Medical College in New York, married and started a medical practice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Edwards Walker has received more than 679,826 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 356th most popular social activist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 680k

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  • 42.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Mary Edwards Walker ranks 355 out of 426Before her are Afeni Shakur, Nadia Murad, Wang Dan, Stokely Carmichael, Stephen Mallory, and Sylvia Rivera. After her are Aslı Erdoğan, Catharine MacKinnon, Fazu Aliyeva, Robert Emmet, Henry Spira, and Yun Hyon-seok.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Edwards Walker ranks 6,416 out of 12,171Before her are Gary Merrill (1915), Ronda Rousey (1987), Randy Jones (1952), Bobby Rahal (1953), Brooke Smith (1967), and Elliot Goldenthal (1954). After her are Adam Rodriguez (1975), Mary Miles Minter (1902), Tom Heinsohn (1934), Josh Charles (1971), Michael Imperioli (1966), and Philander C. Knox (1853).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Mary Edwards Walker ranks 56Before her are William Lloyd Garrison (1805), Marsha P. Johnson (1945), Lucy Parsons (1853), Otto Warmbier (1994), Afeni Shakur (1947), and Sylvia Rivera (1951). After her are Catharine MacKinnon (1946), Ralph Abernathy (1926), Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890), Aaron Swartz (1986), Dorothea Dix (1802), and Dorothy Height (1912).

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