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Yagan (; c. 1795 – 11 July 1833) was an Aboriginal Australian warrior from the Noongar people. He played a key part in early resistance to British colonial settlement and rule in the area surrounding what is now Perth, Western Australia. Yagan was pursued by the local authorities after he killed Erin Entwhistle, a servant of farmer Archibald Butler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yagan has received more than 276,482 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Yagan is the 332nd most popular social activist (up from 336th in 2019), the 123rd most popular biography from Australia (up from 152nd in 2019) and the most popular Australian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Yagan ranks 332 out of 544Before him are Maurice Bishop, Harry Wu, Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Alice Paul, and Edna Parker. After him are Medgar Evers, Marie Popelin, Lev Chernyi, Anatoly Marchenko, Hector Hodler, and Huey P. Newton.

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Among people born in 1800, Yagan ranks 51Before him are Johann Georg Wagler, Tokugawa Nariaki, Ramón María Narváez, 1st Duke of Valencia, Brian Houghton Hodgson, Josef Kriehuber, and Sadeq Khan Zand. After him are Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant, Sayed Morad Khan, Mikhail Pogodin, Heinrich Göppert, Kitsos Tzavelas, and Rómulo Díaz de la Vega. Among people deceased in 1833, Yagan ranks 30Before him are Edmund Kean, Ivan Martinov, Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, Johann Friedrich Meckel, Banastre Tarleton, and Fausto Elhuyar. After him are Joshua Brookes, Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, and Oliver Wolcott Jr..

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Yagan ranks 123 out of 790Before him are Bob Hawke (1929), Jack Crawford (1908), Tim Schenken (1943), Rick Springfield (1949), Julian McMahon (1968), and Kevin Rudd (1957). After him are Dawn Fraser (1937), Ron Clarke (1937), Phillip Noyce (1950), Jesse Spencer (1979), Robert Menzies (1894), and Bob Morley (1984).


Among social activists born in Australia, Yagan ranks 1After him are Peter Tatchell (1952).