W. E. B. Du Bois

1868 - 1963

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ( dew-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, socialist, historian and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community, and after completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of W. E. B. Du Bois has received more than 7,542,760 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). W. E. B. Du Bois is the 184th most popular social activist (down from 180th in 2019), the 2,034th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,942nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 184 out of 544Before him are Salvador Puig Antich, Unity Mitford, Chen Sheng, Robert Catesby, Vladimir Bukovsky, and Subcomandante Marcos. After him are Sojourner Truth, Max Mosley, Carl Oberg, Hrant Dink, Rigoberta Menchú, and Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid.

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Among people born in 1868, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 64Before him are Mary Parker Follett, Paul P. Harris, Louis Couturat, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr., Empress Dowager Longyu, and Noe Zhordania. After him are Henry Bergman, Ahmed Shawqi, Ernst Linder, Otto von Lossow, Robert W. Wood, and Jane Avril. Among people deceased in 1963, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 49Before him are Jacob Gade, Alois Hudal, Remedios Varo, Michael Rockefeller, Jacobus Oud, and Princess Alexandra of Hanover. After him are Sivananda Saraswati, Georg Lindemann, Ferenc Fricsay, Rikidōzan, Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin, and Alexander Marinesko.

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Among people born in United States, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 2,034 out of 15,968Before him are Linda Evans (1942), Tod Browning (1880), Moby (1965), Hilary Swank (1974), Lee Krasner (1908), and Delphine LaLaurie (1787). After him are Leo McCarey (1898), Lynn Cohen (1933), Alice Walker (1944), John Densmore (1944), Chris Cooper (1951), and Peter Criss (1945).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 21Before him are Betty Ford (1918), Edward Snowden (1983), Fred Phelps (1929), Mickey Cohen (1913), Jody Williams (1950), and Billy Milligan (1955). After him are Sojourner Truth (1797), Margaret Sanger (1879), Gloria Steinem (1934), Coretta Scott King (1927), David Lane (1938), and Russell Means (1939).