Annie Besant

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Birthday
1, 1847
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 20, 1933 (85)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1847
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 20, 1933 (85)

About

Activist for women's rights who later joined the independence movements of India and Ireland.

Before Fame

After her father's death during her childhood, her mother went to work and persuaded a family friend to look after Annie.

Trivia

In addition to taking part in leftist demonstrations, she grew interested in Theosophy, which drew her to India.

Family Life

Through her marriage to Rev. Frank Besant she decided that helping the poor was more important than tending to their spirit.

Associated With

Her views inspired another famed civil rights leader, Mahatma Gandhi.