Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey bio

Birth Name: Marcus Garvey

Occupation: Civil Rights Leader

Place Of Birth: Jamaica

Date Of Birth: August 17, 1887

Date Of Death: June 10, 1940

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

Marcus Garvey was born on the 17th of August, 1887. He was famous for being a Civil Rights Leader. Iconic leader in the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements who believed that all Americans and Europeans of African descent should return to Africa.

Marcus Garvey was born in Jamaica. He worked as a time-keeper on a banana plantation in Costa Rica for several months while traveling around the Caribbean and Europe. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica in 1914 and, by 1920, there were millions of members worldwide.

Marcus Garvey was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Marcus Garvey was born in 1880s.

Marcus Garvey is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Marcus’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Marcus Garvey’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Marcus Garvey’s parents.

Associated with

Oscar Zeta Acosta

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Esther Cooper Jackson

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Yam Ah Mee

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Marcus Garvey kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Marcus Garvey was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Marcus Garvey
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Marcus Garvey was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Marcus Garvey was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Marcus Garvey had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Marcus Garvey’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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