Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Social Reformers, including Harriet Tubman, Jane Addams, William Lloyd Garrison, Dorothea Dix and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822, American
Abolitionist
Florence NightingaleFlorence Nightingale
12 May 1820, British
Founder of Modern Nursing

Jyotiba PhuleJyotiba Phule
11 April 1827, Indian
Social Reformer

Ishwar Chandra VidyasagarIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar
26 September 1820, Indian
Social Reformer, Philosopher

Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831, Indian
Social Reformer, Poet

 Dadabhai NaorojiDadabhai Naoroji
04 September 1825, Indian
 
Dayanand SaraswatiDayanand Saraswati
12 February 1824, Indian
Indian philosopher

Ahmed Raza Khan BarelviAhmed Raza Khan Barelvi
14 June 1856, Indian
Islamic Scholar, Reformer

Jane AddamsJane Addams
06 September 1860, American
 
William Lloyd GarrisonWilliam Lloyd Garrison
12 December 1805, American
Abolitionist

Narayana GuruNarayana Guru
20 August 1856, Indian
Spiritual Leader, Social Reformer
Vinoba BhaveVinoba Bhave
11 September 1895, Indian
Social Reformer

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875, American
Educator

Dorothea DixDorothea Dix
04 April 1802, American
Social Reformer

Mahadev Govind RanadeMahadev Govind Ranade
18 January 1842, Indian
Judge, Social Reformer

Dhondo Keshav KarveDhondo Keshav Karve
18 April 1858, Indian
Social Reformer and Educator
William BeveridgeWilliam Beveridge
05 March 1879, British
Economist

Josiah HensonJosiah Henson
15 June 1789, American
Abolitionist

Josephine ButlerJosephine Butler
13 April 1828, British
Social Worker

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author
Bipin Chandra PalBipin Chandra Pal
07 November 1858, Indian
Writer

Theodore ParkerTheodore Parker
24 August 1810, American
Transcendentalist
George LansburyGeorge Lansbury
21 February 1859, British
Social Reformer

Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
02 March 1829, German, American
Politician

Keshab Chunder SenKeshab Chunder Sen
19 November 1838, Indian
Philosopher
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of ShaftesburyAnthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
28 April 1801, British
Politician

Charles Freer AndrewsCharles Freer Andrews
12 February 1871, British
Priest
Octavia HillOctavia Hill
03 December 1838, British
Social Reformer

Gerrit SmithGerrit Smith
06 March 1797, American
Politician

Edwin ChadwickEdwin Chadwick
24 January 1800, British
Public servant
Kang YouweiKang Youwei
19 March 1858, Chinese, Taiwanese
Philosopher

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Samuel SmilesSamuel Smiles
23 December 1812, British, Scottish
Writer
Ricardo Flores MagónRicardo Flores Magón
16 September 1873, Mexican
Political figure

Florence KelleyFlorence Kelley
12 September 1859, American
Social Reformer

Yosano AkikoYosano Akiko
07 December 1878, Japanese
Author

Mary White OvingtonMary White Ovington
11 April 1865, American
Journalist
István SzéchenyiIstván Széchenyi
21 September 1791, Austrian
Political reformer
Charles BoothCharles Booth
30 March 1840, British
Social Reformer

Franklin Benjamin SanbornFranklin Benjamin Sanborn
15 December 1831, American
Journalist

Rowland HillRowland Hill
03 December 1795, British
Teacher

Sidney Webb, 1st Baron PassfieldSidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield
13 July 1859, British
Economist
Thomas HughesThomas Hughes
20 October 1822, British
Lawyer

Toyohiko KagawaToyohiko Kagawa
10 July 1888, Japanese
Peace Activist

Seebohm RowntreeSeebohm Rowntree
07 July 1871, British
Researcher

Daniel Carter BeardDaniel Carter Beard
21 June 1850, American
Illustrator

George RipleyGeorge Ripley
03 October 1802, American
Journalist
Samuel PlimsollSamuel Plimsoll
10 February 1824, British
Politician

Felix AdlerFelix Adler
13 August 1851, American
Professor
Hannah Whitall SmithHannah Whitall Smith
07 February 1832, American
Author

Abigail Kelley FosterAbigail Kelley Foster
15 January 1811, American
Social Reformer

Amanda SmithAmanda Smith
23 January 1837, American
Leader
Mary CarpenterMary Carpenter
03 April 1807, British
Educational and Social Reformer

Robert Dale OwenRobert Dale Owen
07 November 1801, American, Scottish
Politician
Fowell BuxtonFowell Buxton
01 April 1786, British
Politician

Josephine Shaw LowellJosephine Shaw Lowell
16 December 1843, American
Biographer

Father MathewFather Mathew
10 October 1790, Irish
Priest

Grace AbbottGrace Abbott
17 November 1878, American
Social Worker

Sophonisba BreckinridgeSophonisba Breckinridge
01 April 1866, American
Educator
Frances Dana Barker GageFrances Dana Barker Gage
12 October 1808, American
Writer

Charles Loring BraceCharles Loring Brace
19 June 1826, American
Philanthropist

Ellen Gates StarrEllen Gates Starr
19 March 1859, American
Social Reformer

Florence Jaffray HarrimanFlorence Jaffray Harriman
21 July 1870, American
Socialite
Charles Eliot NortonCharles Eliot Norton
16 November 1827, American
Author

Shiv Narayan AgnihotriShiv Narayan Agnihotri
20 December 1850, Indian
Hindu social reformer
Samuel RomillySamuel Romilly
01 March 1757, British
Lawyer

Thomas Mott OsborneThomas Mott Osborne
23 September 1859, American
Political Figure

Horace PlunkettHorace Plunkett
24 October 1854, Irish, British
Author
Ernestine Louise RoseErnestine Rose
13 January 1810, Polish
Social reformer

Francis PlaceFrancis Place
03 November 1771, British
Social Reformer
Richard OastlerRichard Oastler
20 December 1789, British
Abolitionist

Samuel BamfordSamuel Bamford
28 February 1788, British
Writer

Benjamin LundyBenjamin Lundy
04 January 1789, American
Abolitionist
Han YongunHan Yongun
29 August 1879, South Korean
Poet

Julia LathropJulia Lathrop
29 June 1858, American
Social worker
Samuel BarnettSamuel Barnett
08 February 1844, British
Canon

Moa MartinsonMoa Martinson
02 November 1890, Swedish
Author

Pavel KiselyovPavel Kiselyov
19 January 1788, Russian
Reformer

Alice SalomonAlice Salomon
19 April 1872, German
Social worker
Lujo BrentanoLujo Brentano
18 December 1844, German
Economist
Barthélemy-Prosper EnfantinBarthélemy-Prosper Enfantin
08 February 1796, French
Social Reformer

Mary Van KleeckMary Van Kleeck
26 June 1883, American
Author

Uriah Smith StephensUriah Smith Stephens
03 August 1821, American
Politician

Wang TaoWang Tao
10 November 1828, Chinese
Translator
Ali SuaviAli Suavi
08 December 1839, Turkish
Political activist

George Henry EvansGeorge Henry Evans
25 March 1805, British
Reformer

Harold RuggHarold Rugg
17 January 1886, American
Educational Reformer

Katherine DreierKatherine Dreier
10 September 1877, American
Artist

Kees BoekeKees Boeke
25 September 1884, Dutch
Educator
Elisabeth IrwinElisabeth Irwin
29 August 1880, American
Educator

Kate BarnardKate Barnard
23 May 1875, American
Politician
Carleton WashburneCarleton Washburne
02 December 1889, American
Educator

Madeline McDowell BreckinridgeMadeline McDowell Breckinridge
20 May 1872, American
Human Rights Activist
Lizzie Black KanderLizzie Black Kander
28 May 1858, American
Author
Lillie Devereux BlakeLillie Devereux Blake
12 August 1833, American
Writer