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Abigail Adams

1744 - 1818

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Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 22, [O.S. November 11] 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife and closest advisor of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States, and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States, although these titles were not used at the time. She and Barbara Bush are the only two women to be married to one U.S. president and the mother of another.Adams's life is one of the most documented of the First Ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abigail Adams has received more than 2,975,089 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Abigail Adams is the 438th most popular companion (down from 411th in 2019), the 2,073rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,901st in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Companion.

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Among COMPANIONS

Among companions, Abigail Adams ranks 438 out of 687Before her are Louise de Coligny, Maria Clementina Sobieska, Irene of Montferrat, Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, Al-Muqtadi, and Sitre. After her are Adela of Flanders, Despina Khatun, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Osburh, Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland, and Agnes of Austria.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1744, Abigail Adams ranks 8Before her are Johann Gottfried Herder, Frederick William II of Prussia, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Pierre Méchain, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg. After her are Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben, Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, Elbridge Gerry, Marianna Martines, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, and Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos. Among people deceased in 1818, Abigail Adams ranks 16Before her are Matthew Lewis, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Paul Revere, and Heinrich Füger. After her are Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Caspar Wessel, Warren Hastings, Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Leopold Koželuch, and Marcello Bacciarelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Abigail Adams ranks 2,073 out of 15,968Before her are Solomon Burke (1936), Donald Glover (1983), R. L. Stine (1943), Tommie Smith (1944), Frank Borzage (1894), and Sojourner Truth (1797). After her are Chuck Yeager (1923), Sam Raimi (1959), Ricky Nelson (1940), Chet Atkins (1924), Hubert Humphrey (1911), and Carl Andre (1935).

Among COMPANIONS In United States

Among companions born in United States, Abigail Adams ranks 12Before her are Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Laura Bush (1946), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Martha Washington (1731), and Wild Bill Hickok (1837). After her are Ellen Axson Wilson (1860), Rachel Jackson (1767), Martha Jefferson (1748), Hannah Van Buren (1783), Sarah Yorke Jackson (1803), and Nicole Aniston (1987).