Millicent Fawcett

1847 - 1929

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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett; 11 June 1847 – 5 August 1929) was an English politician, writer and feminist. She campaigned for women's suffrage by legal change and in 1897–1919 led Britain's largest women's rights association, the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), explaining, "I cannot say I became a suffragist. I always was one, from the time I was old enough to think at all about the principles of Representative Government." She tried to broaden women's chances of higher education, as a governor of Bedford College, London (now Royal Holloway) and co-founding Newnham College, Cambridge in 1875. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Millicent Fawcett has received more than 722,943 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Millicent Fawcett is the 296th most popular social activist (down from 271st in 2019), the 2,149th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,077th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Millicent Fawcett ranks 296 out of 538Before her are John Wesley Hardin, Bhikaiji Cama, Kōtoku Shūsui, Ricardo Flores Magón, Túpac Katari, and Isdal Woman. After her are Zhang Guotao, Claude François de Malet, Yuri Levitan, Maurice Bishop, Wei Jingsheng, and Sophie Adlersparre.

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Among people born in 1847, Millicent Fawcett ranks 49Before her are Oscar Swahn, Bertha Wegmann, Frank Wigglesworth Clarke, Giuseppe Giacosa, Kálmán Mikszáth, and Remus von Woyrsch. After her are Afonso Pena, Augusta Holmès, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Oku Yasukata, Pavel Yablochkov, and Hiệp Hòa. Among people deceased in 1929, Millicent Fawcett ranks 64Before her are Georg von der Marwitz, Hans Delbrück, José Batlle y Ordóñez, Frederick Abberline, Oldfield Thomas, and António José de Almeida. After her are Elfrida Andrée, Raoul Pictet, Vasil Radoslavov, Tsuda Umeko, Clemens von Pirquet, and Lilli Lehmann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Millicent Fawcett ranks 2,149 out of 7,765Before her are Robert Brown (1921), Alan Price (1942), Paul Greengrass (1955), John Baskerville (1706), Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon (1863), and Allan Holdsworth (1946). After her are Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1517), Pieter de Molijn (1595), Liam Gallagher (1972), Colin Renfrew (1937), Murray Head (1946), and Chas Chandler (1938).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Millicent Fawcett ranks 20Before her are Kate Sheppard (1848), Robert Catesby (1573), Charles Boycott (1832), Eglantyne Jebb (1876), Josephine Butler (1828), and Allan Octavian Hume (1829). After her are Sylvia Pankhurst (1882), Christabel Pankhurst (1880), Donald Watson (1910), Venetia Burney (1918), Mary Dyer (1611), and Mary Toft (1703).