Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Activists, including Annie Besant, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Dorothy Day and W. E. B. Du Bois.
Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

American

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass

01 February 1818

American

Victor HugoVictor Hugo

26 February 1802

French

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois

23 February 1868

Ghanaian

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony

15 February 1820

American

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger

14 September 1879

American

Jack LondonJack London

12 January 1876

American

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells

16 July 1862

American

Paul RobesonPaul Robeson

09 April 1898

American

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker

26 November 1832

American

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman

27 June 1869

American

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst

04 July 1858

British

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Jane AddamsJane Addams

06 September 1860

American

Solomon NorthupSolomon Northup

10 July 1807

American

Kasturba GandhiKasturba Gandhi

11 April 1869

Indian

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton

12 November 1815

American

Annie BesantAnnie Besant

01 October 1847

British

William Lloyd GarrisonWilliam Lloyd Garrison

12 December 1805

American

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Emily DavisonEmily Davison

11 October 1872

British

Alice PaulAlice Paul

11 January 1885

American

Jacob RiisJacob Riis

03 May 1849

American

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph

15 April 1889

American

Dorothy DayDorothy Day

08 November 1897

American

Jeannette RankinJeannette Rankin

11 June 1880

American

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Giuseppe MazziniGiuseppe Mazzini

22 June 1805

Italian

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson

17 June 1871

American

Mary Harris JonesMary Harris Jones

01 August 1837

American

Mahadev Govind RanadeMahadev Govind Ranade

18 January 1842

Indian

Henry DunantHenry Dunant

08 May 1828

Swiss

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

American

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Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold

11 January 1887

American

samuel gompersSamuel Gompers

27 January 1850

British,American

Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett

11 June 1847

British

Khan Abdul Ghaffar KhanKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

06 February 1890

Pakistani

Marie StopesMarie Stopes

15 October 1880

British

Lucy StoneLucy Stone

13 August 1818

American

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Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt

09 January 1859

American

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton

22 March 1808

British

Kate SheppardKate Sheppard

10 March 1847

New Zealander

Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell

23 September 1863

American

Alexander BerkmanAlexander Berkman

21 November 1870

French,Russian

Emily MurphyEmily Murphy

14 March 1868

Canadian

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Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw

14 February 1847

American

Edith Dircksey CowanEdith Cowan

02 August 1861

Australian

Carl von OssietzkyCarl von Ossietzky

03 October 1889

German

Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner

09 June 1843

Austrian

Josephine ButlerJosephine Butler

13 April 1828

British

Lillian WaldLillian Wald

10 March 1867

American

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Alexander HerzenAlexander Herzen

06 April 1812

Russian

Caroline Jones ChisholmCaroline Chisholm

30 May 1808

British

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage

24 March 1826

American

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch

08 January 1867

American

Prudence CrandallPrudence Crandall

03 September 1803

American

Frederic PassyFrédéric Passy

20 May 1822

French

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Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence

31 October 1825

Australian

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper

10 August 1858

American

A. J. MusteA. J. Muste

08 January 1885

American

Ammon HennacyAmmon Hennacy

24 July 1893

American

Randal CremerRandal Cremer

18 March 1828

British

Pearl BuckPearl Buck

26 June 1892

American

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Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney

30 September 1883

American

Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke

20 February 1805

American

Rosalie EdgeRosalie Edge

03 November 1877

American

Motilal NehruMotilal Nehru

06 May 1861

Jim CorbettJim Corbett

25 July 1875

British

Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas

07 April 1890

American

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Joe HillJoe Hill

07 October 1879

American

Marcelo H. del PilarMarcelo H. del Pilar

30 August 1850

Filipino

Nellie McClungNellie McClung

20 October 1873

Canadian

Ferdinand LassalleFerdinand Lassalle

11 April 1825

German,Polish

Buenaventura DurrutiBuenaventura Durruti

14 July 1896

Spanish

Errico MalatestaErrico Malatesta

14 December 1853

Italian

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Lydia Maria ChildLydia Maria Child

11 February 1802

American

David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan

19 January 1851

American

Hjalmar BrantingHjalmar Branting

23 November 1860

Swedish

W.E.B. Du BoisW.E.B. Du Bois

1868 AD

American

Anna Louise StrongAnna Louise Strong

24 November 1885

American

Roger Nash BaldwinRoger Nash Baldwin

21 January 1884

American

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Friedrich August von HayekFriedrich August von Hayek

08 May 1899

Austrian

Thomas HolmesThomas Holmes

1817 AD

American

Victoria Claflin WoodhullVictoria Claflin Woodhull

23 September 1838

American