William Lloyd Garrison

1805 - 1879

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William Lloyd Garrison (December 10, 1805 – May 24, 1879) was a prominent American Christian, abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer. He is best known for his widely-read anti-slavery newspaper The Liberator, which he founded in 1831 and published in Boston until slavery in the United States was abolished by Constitutional amendment in 1865. Garrison promoted "no-governmentism" and rejected the inherent validity of the American government on the basis that its engagement in war, imperialism, and slavery made the government corrupt and tyrannical; he initially opposed violence as a principle and advocated for Christian nonresistance against evil -- though at the outbreak of the civil war, he abandoned his previous principles and embraced the armed struggle and the Lincoln administration. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Lloyd Garrison has received more than 1,557,362 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). William Lloyd Garrison is the 360th most popular social activist (down from 334th in 2019), the 5,342nd most popular biography from United States (up from 5,404th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, William Lloyd Garrison ranks 360 out of 544Before him are Gulnara Karimova, Giuseppe Impastato, Raisa Aronova, Alexei Navalny, John Wesley Hardin, and Dorothy Day. After him are Claudette Colvin, Jack Sheppard, Nikolay Bauman, Sigizmund Levanevsky, Sumner Paine, and Charu Majumdar.

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Among people born in 1805, William Lloyd Garrison ranks 48Before him are Victor Baltard, Robert Anderson, Johann von Lamont, Mary Seacole, Michael Sars, and Gabriel Bibron. After him are Johann Friedrich Klotzsch, Tomás Villalba, Rudolf Wagner, Louise Bertin, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, and John O. Westwood. Among people deceased in 1879, William Lloyd Garrison ranks 44Before him are Begum Hazrat Mahal, Jakob Dubs, Johann von Lamont, Rowland Hill, Aleksandr Baryatinsky, and Lyuben Karavelov. After him are Jean Baptiste Boisduval, Jakob Stämpfli, Emma Smith, László Paál, John Bell Hood, and Juan Antonio Pezet.

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Among people born in United States, William Lloyd Garrison ranks 5,342 out of 15,968Before him are Agnes Ayres (1898), Gene Reynolds (1923), Charles Demuth (1883), Reginald VelJohnson (1952), Richard Lynch (1940), and Abraham Polonsky (1910). After him are Lizzo (1988), Jack LaLanne (1914), Honus Wagner (1874), Frank J. Tipler (1947), Suzy Amis Cameron (1962), and Beth Hart (1972).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, William Lloyd Garrison ranks 52Before him are Louise Bryant (1885), Cesar Chavez (1927), Eugene V. Debs (1855), Afeni Shakur (1947), John Wesley Hardin (1853), and Dorothy Day (1897). After him are Claudette Colvin (1939), Sumner Paine (1868), Lucy Parsons (1853), Lucy Stone (1818), Anna Louise Strong (1885), and Ruby Bridges (1954).