Sojourner Truth

1797 - 1883

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Sojourner Truth (; born Isabella Baumfree; c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was an American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sojourner Truth has received more than 3,828,970 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Sojourner Truth is the 185th most popular social activist (down from 84th in 2019), the 2,072nd most popular biography from United States (down from 864th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Sojourner Truth ranks 185 out of 544Before her are Unity Mitford, Chen Sheng, Robert Catesby, Vladimir Bukovsky, Subcomandante Marcos, and W. E. B. Du Bois. After her are Max Mosley, Carl Oberg, Hrant Dink, Rigoberta Menchú, Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid, and Hanns Martin Schleyer.

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Among people born in 1797, Sojourner Truth ranks 28Before her are Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg, Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, Carlo Blasis, Carl Gustaf Mosander, Ida Laura Pfeiffer, and Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier. After her are Giuditta Pasta, Kamehameha II, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, Wilhelm Beer, and Antonio Rosmini. Among people deceased in 1883, Sojourner Truth ranks 21Before her are Ranavalona II, Friedrich von Flotow, Édouard Roche, Prince Charles of Prussia, Pierre Auguste Cot, and Tự Đức. After her are Dayananda Saraswati, Franz Doppler, Alexander Gorchakov, Pertevniyal Sultan, Filippo Pacini, and Wilhelm Peters.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sojourner Truth ranks 2,072 out of 15,968Before her are The Undertaker (1965), Solomon Burke (1936), Donald Glover (1983), R. L. Stine (1943), Tommie Smith (1944), and Frank Borzage (1894). After her are Abigail Adams (1744), Chuck Yeager (1923), Sam Raimi (1959), Ricky Nelson (1940), Chet Atkins (1924), and Hubert Humphrey (1911).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Sojourner Truth ranks 22Before her are Edward Snowden (1983), Fred Phelps (1929), Mickey Cohen (1913), Jody Williams (1950), Billy Milligan (1955), and W. E. B. Du Bois (1868). After her are Margaret Sanger (1879), Gloria Steinem (1934), Coretta Scott King (1927), David Lane (1938), Russell Means (1939), and Jesse Jackson (1941).