Maurice Bishop

1943 - 1983

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Maurice Rupert Bishop (29 May 1944 – 19 October 1983) was a Grenadian revolutionary and the leader of New Jewel Movement – a Marxist–Leninist party which sought to prioritise socio-economic development, education, and black liberation – that came to power during the 13 March 1979 revolution that removed Eric Gairy from office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Bishop has received more than 538,372 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Maurice Bishop is the 326th most popular social activist (down from 253rd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Aruba and the most popular Aruban Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Maurice Bishop ranks 326 out of 544Before him are Lester R. Brown, Samantha Smith, Mary Edwards Walker, Dhondo Keshav Karve, Hanan Ashrawi, and Mahmoud Taleghani. After him are Harry Wu, Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Alice Paul, Edna Parker, and Yagan.

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Among people born in 1943, Maurice Bishop ranks 295Before him are Daniel Kablan Duncan, Shannon Lucid, Nikolay Shmatko, Larry Coryell, John Draper, and Cornelia Froboess. After him are Takaji Mori, Tim Schenken, Peter Straub, Antal Dunai, Rashid Sunyaev, and Sanmao. Among people deceased in 1983, Maurice Bishop ranks 129Before him are Manuel Ferreira, Juan Carlos Zabala, Rudolf Wolters, Earl Tupper, Erich Juskowiak, and John Bodkin Adams. After him are Musine Kokalari, Mary Renault, Arvīds Pelše, Louise Weiss, Mordecai Kaplan, and José Iraragorri.

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In Aruba

Among people born in Aruba, Maurice Bishop ranks 2 out of 3Before him are Bobby Farrell (1949). After him are Dave Benton (1951).


Among social activists born in Aruba, Maurice Bishop ranks 1