Annie Besant was a great woman who has been served as a theosophist, British socialist, activist for woman rights, writer, orator and supporter to the Indian independence. She was speaker at the National Secular Society, Fabian Society and Marxist Social Democratic Federation. She was selected as a member of the Theosophical Society. She was a woman who has helped a lot in establishing the Central Hindu College (CHS), Varanasi in 1898.

Annie Besant Facts:

Born: on 1st of October in 1847, at Clapham, London, United Kingdom

Died: on 20th of September in 1933 at age 85, in Adyar, Madras Presidency, British India

Known for: Theosophist, women’s rights activist, writer and orator

Spouse: Frank Besant


  • Mabel Besant-Scott
  • Arthur Digby Besant

Nationality: English, British

Education: Birkbeck, University of London

Theosophical Society: President of the Theosophical Society in 1907.

Political Party: Indian National Congress

President of the India National Congress: in 1917