Olympe de Gouges

1748 - 1793

Olympe de Gouges

Olympe de Gouges (French: [olɛ̃p də ɡuʒ] (listen); 7 May 1748 – 3 November 1793), born Marie Gouze, was a French playwright and political activist whose writings on women's rights and abolitionism reached a large audience in various countries. She began her career as a playwright in the early 1780s. As political tension rose in France, Olympe de Gouges became increasingly politically engaged. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olympe de Gouges has received more than 884,126 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 23rd most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Olympe de Gouges ranks 23 out of 426Before her are Aung San Suu Kyi, Gustav I of Sweden, Charlotte Corday, Robert Owen, Thomas Müntzer, and Irena Sendler. After her are Emiliano Zapata, Bertha von Suttner, Ferdinand Lassalle, Simon Wiesenthal, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Simon bar Kokhba.

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Among people born in 1748, Olympe de Gouges ranks 3Before her are Jacques-Louis David and Jeremy Bentham. After her are Charles IV of Spain, Charles XIII of Sweden, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Adam Weishaupt, Claude Louis Berthollet, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, William V, Prince of Orange, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, and Christian Gottlob Neefe. Among people deceased in 1793, Olympe de Gouges ranks 6Before her are Louis XVI of France, Marie Antoinette, Jean-Paul Marat, Charlotte Corday, and Madame du Barry. After her are Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Jean Sylvain Bailly, Madame Roland, and Jacques Pierre Brissot.

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Among people born in France, Olympe de Gouges ranks 243 out of 4,109Before her are Pope Urban IV (1185), Denis Papin (1647), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796), Edward IV of England (1442), Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796), and Anne of Brittany (1477). After her are Paul Signac (1863), Zinedine Zidane (1972), Philip the Good (1396), Charles I of Anjou (1226), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), and Henri de Saint-Simon (1760).


Among social activists born in France, Olympe de Gouges ranks 2Before her are Charlotte Corday (1768). After her are Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), René Cassin (1887), Louise Michel (1830), Léon Jouhaux (1879), Flora Tristan (1803), René Just Haüy (1743), Abbé Pierre (1912), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), and Jacques Roux (1752).

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