Women Social Reformers

Throughout history, there have been many women social reformers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female social reformers such as Harriet Tubman, Jane Addams, Dorothea Dix, Lucretia Mott, Josephine Butler.The women social reformers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Harriet Tubman

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Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthdate: February 29, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 10, 1913

Born to parents who were bonded slaves, Harriet Tubman life was a difficult one from the very beginning. Yet with her remarkable courage and determination, she not only escaped slavery herself, but also led other enslaved people to freedom. The prominent political activist and abolitionist was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the American Civil War.

 2 Florence Nightingale

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Famous As: Founder of Modern Nursing
Birthdate: May 12, 1820
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: August 13, 1910
The Lady with the Lamp Florence Nightingale is remembered for her relentless efforts in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War. She founded London’s St Thomas' Hospital to train nurses. She also pioneered the use of the polar area diagram and was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society.

 3 Gautami

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 4 Savitribai Phule

Savitribai Phule
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Famous As: Social Reformer, Poet
Birthdate: January 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: March 10, 1887

 5 Jane Addams

Jane Addams
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Birthdate: September 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: May 21, 1935

 6 Olympe de Gouges

Olympe de Gouges
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: May 7, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: November 3, 1793

 7 Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 18, 1955
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 8 Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix
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Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: April 4, 1802
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 17, 1887

 9 Lucretia Mott

Lucretia Mott
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Famous As: Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer
Birthdate: January 3, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: November 11, 1880

 10 Lori Bakker

Lori Bakker
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Famous As: Former Televangelist, Speaker
Birthdate: August 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 11 Octavia Hill

Octavia Hill
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Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: December 3, 1838
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 13, 1912

 12 Josephine Butler

Josephine Butler
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Famous As: Social Worker
Birthdate: April 13, 1828
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: December 30, 1906

 13 Caroline Norton

Caroline Norton
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 22, 1808
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: June 15, 1877

 14 Florence Kelley

Florence Kelley
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Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: September 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: February 17, 1932

 15 Yosano Akiko

Yosano Akiko
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: May 29, 1942

 16 Mary White Ovington

Mary White Ovington
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 15, 1951

 17 Hilda Taba

Hilda Taba
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 7, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Estonian
Died: July 6, 1967

 18 Hannah Whitall Smith

Hannah Whitall Smith
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 7, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 1, 1911

 19 Abigail Kelley Foster

Abigail Kelley Foster
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Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: January 15, 1811
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: January 14, 1887

 20 Elizabeth Montagu

Elizabeth Montagu
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Famous As: Critic
Birthdate: October 2, 1718
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: August 25, 1800

 21 Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: January 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 24, 1915

 22 Mary Carpenter

Mary Carpenter
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Famous As: Educational and Social Reformer
Birthdate: April 3, 1807
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: June 14, 1877

 23 Josephine Shaw Lowell

Josephine Shaw Lowell
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Famous As: Biographer
Birthdate: December 16, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 12, 1905

 24 Grace Abbott

Grace Abbott
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Famous As: Social Worker
Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: June 19, 1939

 25 Sophonisba Breckinridge

Sophonisba Breckinridge
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: April 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 1948

 26 Frances Dana Barker Gage

Frances Dana Barker Gage
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 12, 1808
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: November 10, 1884

 27 Ellen Gates Starr

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Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: March 19, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: February 10, 1940

 28 Florence Jaffray Harriman

Florence Jaffray Harriman
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 21, 1870
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: August 31, 1967

 29 Ernestine Rose

Ernestine Louise Rose
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Famous As: Social reformer
Birthdate: January 13, 1810
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Polish
Died: August 4, 1892

 30 Julia Lathrop

Julia Lathrop
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Famous As: Social worker
Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 15, 1932

 31 Moa Martinson

Moa Martinson
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 2, 1890
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
Died: August 5, 1964

 32 Alice Salomon

Alice Salomon
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Famous As: Social worker
Birthdate: April 19, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: August 30, 1948

 33 Mary Van Kleeck

Mary Van Kleeck
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: June 8, 1972

 34 Katherine Dreier

Katherine Dreier
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: September 10, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: March 29, 1952

 35 Deborah Meier

Deborah Meier
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 36 Elisabeth Irwin

Elisabeth Irwin
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: August 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: October 16, 1942

 37 Kate Barnard

Kate Barnard
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: February 23, 1930

 38 Barbara Deming

Barbara Deming
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: July 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: August 2, 1984

 39 Madeline McDowell Breckinridge

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge
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Famous As: Human Rights Activist
Birthdate: May 20, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: November 25, 1920

 40 Lizzie Black Kander

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 28, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: 1940 AD

 41 Lillie Devereux Blake

Lillie Devereux Blake
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: December 30, 1913

 42 Ida Husted Harper

Ida Husted Harper
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 18, 1851
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 14, 1931

 43 Beatrice Webb

Beatrice Webb
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: January 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 30, 1943

 44 Annie Turner Wittenmyer

Annie Turner Wittenmyer
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 26, 1827
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: February 2, 1900

 45 Hannah G. Solomon

Hannah G. Solomon
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Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: January 14, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 7, 1942

 46 Lugenia Burns Hope

Lugenia Burns Hope
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Famous As: Social reformer
Birthdate: February 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 14, 1947

 47 May Wright Sewall

May Wright Sewall
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Famous As: Reformer
Birthdate: May 27, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 22, 1920

 48 Kate Waller Barrett

Kate Waller Barrett
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 24, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 23, 1925

 49 Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan
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Famous As: Social Worker
Birthdate: October 20, 1862
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 15, 1946

 50 Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane

Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
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Famous As: Social reformer
Birthdate: May 27, 1862
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Scottish
Died: December 24, 1937