List of famous social reformers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

More From Social Reformers

Where would the human society be today had it not been for the several thousands of social reformers all over the world, who since the beginning of civilization have strived to make the world a better place? Social reformers advocate reforms and play a key role in the development of society and nation building. The human society is not perfect and the social norms and conditions that are ingrained into the structure of the society are often biased against certain sections of the society. People who are distressed by the malpractices and injustices in the society and strive to bring about a change are the social reformers. A reform movement led by social activists aims to bring about a gradual change in the society by bringing about awareness about the issues in hand. Every country has its own stories about the atrocities meted out to certain segments of its population and the brave men and women who dared to question the authoritative society in their fight for their basic rights. Abolitionists, feminists, civil rights activists, environmentalists, and gay rights activists are all the social reformers who have helped to make the society a more equitable and civilized place. Read on to learn more about the social reformers who changed the society for the better.

Jeremiah Jeremiah
Israeli

Jane Addams Jane Addams
American

Continue Reading Below

Lori Bakker Lori Bakker
American

Ram Mohan RoyRam Mohan Roy
Indian

Bipin Chandra PalBipin Chandra Pal
Indian
Kanshi RamKanshi Ram
Indian
RamanandaRamananda
Indian

Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
German, American

Charles Freer AndrewsCharles Freer Andrews
British

Florence KelleyFlorence Kelley
American
Theodore ParkerTheodore Parker
American

Theodore BezaTheodore Beza
Swiss, French

Ricardo Flores MagónRicardo Flores Magón
Mexican

Edwin ChadwickEdwin Chadwick
British

Samuel SmilesSamuel Smiles
British, Scottish
Kang YouweiKang Youwei
Chinese, Taiwanese

Gerrard WinstanleyGerrard Winstanley
British
Octavia HillOctavia Hill
British

Dom MintoffDom Mintoff
Maltese

Luis TarucLuis Taruc
Filipino
Gerrit SmithGerrit Smith
American

Mary White OvingtonMary White Ovington
American
Yosano AkikoYosano Akiko
Japanese

William ThompsonWilliam Thompson
Irish

Barbara DemingBarbara Deming
American

Keshab Chunder SenKeshab Chunder Sen
Indian