Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Political Activists, including Annie Besant, Emmeline Pankhurst, Jane Addams, Emma Goldman and Kasturba Gandhi.
Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822, American
Abolitionist
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
04 July 1858, British
Leader of the British Suffragette Movement

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
01 October 1847, British
Member of the London School Board

Kasturba GandhiKasturba Gandhi
11 April 1869, Indian
Wife of Mahatama Gandhi
Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875, American
Educator

Jane AddamsJane Addams
06 September 1860, American
 

Khan Abdul Ghaffar KhanKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
06 February 1890, Pakistani
Political and Spiritual Leader
Mahadev Govind RanadeMahadev Govind Ranade
18 January 1842, Indian
Judge, Social Reformer

Alexander BerkmanAlexander Berkman
21 November 1870, French, Russian
Editor
Edith Dircksey CowanEdith Cowan
02 August 1861, Australian
Social Campaigner

Alexander HerzenAlexander Herzen
06 April 1812, Russian
Father of Russian socialism

Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
20 February 1805, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist

Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw
14 February 1847, American
Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the

A. J. MusteA. J. Muste
08 January 1885, American
Clergyman & Political Activist
Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825, Australian
Author, Journalist & Politician

Zitkala-SaZitkala-Sa
22 February 1876, American
Writer

Theodore Roosevelt Jr.Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
13 September 1887, American
Military Leader

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
15 May 1895, American
Politician
Dietrich EckartDietrich Eckart
23 March 1868, German
Poet

David WalkerDavid Walker
28 September 1796, American
Writer
Earl BrowderEarl Browder
20 May 1891, American
Political leader

Dame Christabel Harriette PankhurstDame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst
22 September 1880, British
Militant

Eoin O'DuffyEoin O'Duffy
28 January 1890, Irish
Political Activist
MirabehnMirabehn
22 November 1892, Indian, British
Political Activist

John Mercer LangstonJohn Mercer Langston
14 December 1829, American
Attorney
Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
24 October 1784, British
Financier

Charles Joseph BonaparteCharles Joseph Bonaparte
09 June 1851, French, Italian, American
Lawyer

Thomas MacDonaghThomas MacDonagh
01 February 1878, Irish
Poet
Edward BellamyEdward Bellamy
26 March 1850, American
Journalist

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Tara SinghTara Singh
24 June 1885, Indian
Sikh leader
Tina ModottiTina Modotti
17 August 1896, Italian
Photographer

Charles W. ChesnuttCharles W. Chesnutt
20 June 1858, American
Author

Max EastmanMax Eastman
04 January 1883, American
Novelist

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
17 January 1883, British, Scottish
Writer
Alice Dunbar NelsonAlice Dunbar Nelson
19 July 1875, American
Poet
Ricardo Flores MagónRicardo Flores Magón
16 September 1873, Mexican
Political figure

Henk SneevlietHenk Sneevliet
13 May 1883, Dutch
Politician

Edmund RuffinEdmund Ruffin
05 January 1794, American
Soldier

Mary BurnsMary Burns
29 September 1821, Irish
Political Activist
Charlotte Forten GrimkéCharlotte Forten Grimké
17 August 1837, American
Poet

Michael DavittMichael Davitt
25 March 1846, Northern Irish
Political leader

Whina CooperWhina Cooper
09 December 1895, New Zealander
Activist

Pavel AxelrodPavel Axelrod
25 August 1850, Russian
Politician

Namık KemalNamık Kemal
21 December 1840, Turkish
Writer
Hans Henrik JægerHans Henrik Jæger
02 September 1854, Norwegian
Writer

Jessie Benton FrémontJessie Benton Frémont
31 May 1824, American
Writer
Phan Boi ChauPhan Boi Chau
26 December 1867, Vietnamese
Political Figure

Wilfrid Scawen BluntWilfrid Scawen Blunt
17 August 1840, British
Poet

Theodore Dwight WeldTheodore Dwight Weld
23 November 1803, American
Abolitionist
Fenner BrockwayFenner Brockway
01 November 1888, British
Politician

Vera FignerVera Figner
01 July 1852, Russian
Revolutionary
Harriot Stanton BlatchHarriot Stanton Blatch
20 January 1856, American
Writer

Henrietta SzoldHenrietta Szold
21 December 1860, American
Zionist leader

Thomas MooneyThomas Mooney
08 December 1882, American
Political leader

Herbert CrolyHerbert Croly
23 January 1869, American
Editor

Hinton Rowan HelperHinton Rowan Helper
27 December 1829, American
Critic
Jean-Baptiste Henri-Dominique LacordaireJean-Baptiste Henri-Dominique Lacordaire
12 May 1802, French
Journalist

Leon PinskerLeon Pinsker
13 December 1821, Polish
Physician

Thomas SpenceThomas Spence
21 June 1750, British
Radical

Ameen RihaniAmeen Rihani
24 November 1876, Lebanese, American
Writer
S. AnskyS. Ansky
27 October 1863, Belarusian, Russian
Writer

Giovanni MorelliGiovanni Morelli
25 February 1816, Italian
Art Critic
Svetozar MarkovićSvetozar Marković
09 September 1846, Serbian
Political Activist

William LovettWilliam Lovett
08 May 1800, British
Activist

Kate RobertsKate Roberts
13 February 1891, Welsh
Welsh writer
Philippe SoupaultPhilippe Soupault
02 August 1897, French
French writer

Henry Demarest LloydHenry Demarest Lloyd
01 May 1847, American
Journalist
Morris HillquitMorris Hillquit
01 August 1869, Latvian, American
Lawyer

Katharine Susannah PrichardKatharine Susannah Prichard
04 December 1883, Australian
Author

Kate Richards O'HareKate Richards O'Hare
26 March 1876, American
Activist
Esteban EcheverríaEsteban Echeverría
02 September 1805, Argentinian
Writer

Hugo KołłątajHugo Kołłątaj
01 April 1750, Lithuanian, Polish
Politician
Ella Reeve BloorElla Reeve Bloor
08 July 1862, American
Political organizer and writer

Isabella Beecher HookerIsabella Beecher Hooker
22 February 1822, American
Leader

Manuel González PradaManuel González Prada
05 January 1844, Peruvian
Politician

Charlotte Anita WhitneyCharlotte Anita Whitney
07 July 1867, American
Legislator
Ella WinterElla Winter
1898 AD, British
Journalist
Helen H. GardenerHelen H. Gardener
23 January 1853, American
Author

Zef JubaniZef Jubani
1818 AD, Albanian
Philosopher

Uriah Smith StephensUriah Smith Stephens
03 August 1821, American
Politician

Ali SuaviAli Suavi
08 December 1839, Turkish
Political activist
Son Byong-hiSon Byong-hi
08 April 1861, South Korean
Activist

Benjamin EdesBenjamin Edes
14 October 1732, American
Journalist

Jiang KanghuJiang Kanghu
18 July 1883, Chinese
Politician

Mikayel NalbandianMikayel Nalbandian
14 November 1829, Armenian
Writer

John St. JohnJohn St. John
25 February 1833, American
Politician
Carlos Luis FallasCarlos Luis Fallas
21 January 1909, Costa Rican
Writer

Mary DewsonMary Dewson
18 February 1874, American
Legislator
Pilar BarbosaPilar Barbosa
04 July 1898, Puerto Rican
Educator

Lilian Mercedes LetonaLilian Mercedes Letona
24 September 1954, Salvadoran
Revolutionary
Ferdynand GoetelFerdynand Goetel
15 May 1890, Polish
Novelist
Mary Kenney O'SullivanMary Kenney O'Sullivan
08 January 1864, American
Labour leader