Victoria Woodhull

1838 - 1927

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Victoria Claflin Woodhull (born Victoria California Claflin; September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927), later Victoria Woodhull Martin, was an American leader of the women's suffrage movement who ran for president of the United States in the 1872 election. While many historians and authors agree that Woodhull was the first woman to run for the presidency, some disagree with classifying it as a true candidacy because she was younger than the constitutionally mandated age of 35. (Woodhull's 35th birthday was in September 1873, six months after the March inauguration.) An activist for women's rights and labor reforms, Woodhull was also an advocate of "free love", by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce and bear children without social restriction or government interference. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victoria Woodhull has received more than 2,919,772 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Victoria Woodhull is the 9,160th most popular politician (up from 10,332nd in 2019), the 3,140th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,882nd in 2019) and the 200th most popular American Politician.

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Victoria Woodhull has had the most page views in the with 137,010 views, followed by Spanish (20,690), and German (13,059). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Urdu (353.73%), Spanish (102.05%), and Albanian (84.84%)


Among politicians, Victoria Woodhull ranks 9,160 out of 19,576Before her are Dudu of Akkad, Augustinos Kapodistrias, Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, John B. Kelly Sr., Bo Gu, and Thành Thái. After her are Kazys Grinius, Margaret Douglas, Manuel III of Trebizond, Phạm Minh Chính, Pribislav of Mecklenburg, and Dean Rusk.

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Among people born in 1838, Victoria Woodhull ranks 51Before her are Prince Louis, Count of Trani, John Muir, Duke Philipp of Württemberg, James Craig Watson, Nicolae Grigorescu, and Yikuang. After her are George William Hill, Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, Joel Asaph Allen, Jules Dalou, Paolo Boselli, and Szymon Winawer. Among people deceased in 1927, Victoria Woodhull ranks 66Before her are Inayat Khan, Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Louise Catherine Breslau, Gustave Whitehead, Luigi Luzzatti, and Hermann Muthesius. After her are Herman Gorter, Dawid Janowski, Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, Charles Nungesser, Laurits Tuxen, and Ram Prasad Bismil.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Victoria Woodhull ranks 3,140 out of 20,380Before her are John Marshall (1755), Coretta Scott King (1927), Edwin Moses (1955), Allan Kaprow (1927), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), and Marie Tharp (1920). After her are Dean Rusk (1909), Janet Jagan (1920), Wilder Penfield (1891), Fred Rogers (1928), J. Presper Eckert (1919), and Dabbs Greer (1917).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Victoria Woodhull ranks 200Before her are R. Budd Dwyer (1939), Bob Dole (1923), James S. Sherman (1855), George Koval (1913), Daniel Inouye (1924), and John B. Kelly Sr. (1889). After her are Dean Rusk (1909), Janet Jagan (1920), Leon Panetta (1938), Charles J. Guiteau (1841), James F. Byrnes (1882), and Edith Head (1897).